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Urooba Fatima

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Contact Information

Davenport Hall
Department of Anthropology

Office Hours

Spring 2024: By appointment
Biological Anthropology

Research Interests

Critical menstruation studies, anthropology of education, anthropology of health, history of medicine

Research Description

My research explores the existing menstrual taboo in Pakistan through ethnographic and archival research methods and I'm interested in understanding the ways in which young menstruators make meaning of the menstrual taboo. 


B.A. Anthropology and Public Health, Hampshire College


Graduate College’s Spring Travel Dissertation Grant. May 2023. 

Department of Anthropology Summer Research Award. May 2023. 

Awards and Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students- Spring 2023

Courses Taught

ANTH 104 (Fall 2022): Talking Culture

ANTH 143 (Fall 2023): Biology of Human Behavior

ANTH 270 (Spring 2023, Spring 2024): Language in Culture

Recent Publications

Katherine M.N. Lee, Eleanor J Junkins, Chongliang Luo, Urooba A Fatima, Maria L. Cox, & Kathryn B.H. Clancy. (2022). Investigating trends in those who experience menstrual bleeding changes after SARS CoV-2 vaccination. Science Advances, 8(28).

Neetu Choudhary, Cindi SturtzSreetharan, Sarah Trainer, Alexandra Brewis, Amber Wutich, Kathryn B.H. Clancy, Urooba A Fatima, & Mohammad Jobayer Hossain. (2023). Managing menstruation with dignity: Worries, stress and mental health in two water-scarce urban communities in India. Global Public Health, 18(1).