Suzanne Z. Gottschang
Associate Professor and Chair
Office: 138 Elm 32A
Hours: T 10-12:30, W 3-4 & by appointment
Suzanne Z. Gottschang received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998, a masters degree in public health and anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Gottschang held the An Wang post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research in 1999, and was a visiting scholar at China's Academy of Preventive Medicine from 1994 to 1996.
Gottschang's research focuses on women, health, policy and social and economic change in mainland China. Her first field project, in China in 1985, looked at diet and shopping behavior among urban Beijing families. From 1994 to 1996, she conducted research on motherhood among a sample of Beijing women. Her current research focuses on the effects of economic reforms on three generations of rural women in a village in Liaoning Province in Northeast China.
Gottschang's publications include "The Consuming Mother: Infant Feeding and the Feminine Body" in China Urban, co-edited by Suzanne Z. Gottschang, Nancy Chen, Constance Clark and Lyn Jeffrey (Duke University Press); "A Baby-Friendly Hospital and the Science of Infant Feeding" in Feeding China's Little Emperors: Food, Children and Social Change edited by Jun Jing (Stanford University Press); and "Reforming Routines: A Baby Friendly Hospital in China" in The Fallacy of the Level Playing Field: Globalization, Health, and Identity edited by Linda Whiteford and Lenore Manderson (Lynne Rienner Publishers). Gottschang is currently completing her book Hospitalizing Motherhood: Medicine and Modernity in a Beijing Hospital (forthcoming, Duke University Press).