The Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) was founded in 1979.  Our mission is to build strong and active networks among scholars, practitioners, researchers, teachers, trainers, activists, and policy makers interested in the anthropology of reproduction in its many permutations.  Our members come from countries across the globe and  professions at the center of anthropology and well beyond.  CAR facilitates networking through its facebook page, twitter, listserv, biannual newsletter, membership directory, and special events at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings as well as meetings of the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Society for Applied Anthropology.


Steering Committee Members

  • Chair: Jan Brunson (Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017)
  • Chair Elect: Vanessa Hildebrand (Nov 2017-Nov 2019)
  • Senior Advisor: Robbie Davis-Floyd
  • Treasurer: Elyse Singer (Nov. 2016-Nov. 2018)
  • Secretary: Carrie Hough (Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017)
  • Newsletter Co-Chairs: Adrienne Strong (Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017) & Julie Johnson Searcy (Nov 2016-Nov 2018)
  • Advocacy Chairs: Risa Cromer & Joanna Mishtal (Nov 2015-Nov 2017)
  • Membership Coordinator: Mounia El Kotni (Nov. 2016-Nov. 2018)
  • Listserv Coordinator: Zakea Boeger (Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017)
  • Paper Prize Chairs: Claire Wendland (Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017) & Elyse Singer (Nov 2016-Nov 2018)
  • Book Prize Chair: (none – Odd year)
  • Website CoordinatorSophya Yumakulov (Nov. 2016-Nov. 2018)