Dr. Alexandra Brewis is the recipient of the 2023 Conrad M. Arensberg Award. This award recognizes individuals who have furthered anthropology as a natural science.
Alexandra Brewis is a President’s Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, where she founded the Center for Global Health. Trained in human biology, medical anthropology, and demography, she does collaborative biocultural research designed to understand and solve complex global health and environmental challenges, including stigma in health care and household water insecurity. Her scholarship includes over 200 articles and 7 books developed with collaborators in many different fields, and includes the multi-award winning Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health (Johns Hopkins, 2019). Brewis is currently Senior Editor (Medical Anthropology) for the journal Social Science and Medicine, and recently served as President of the Human Biology Association. Her newest project is an integrative Introduction to Anthropology textbook to be released in early 2024.