I am a sociocultural anthropologist working at the nexus of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, and East Asian studies. My research focuses on the social and ethical aspects of translational biomedical technologies in urban China, where a changing political, economic and moral landscape is transforming health outcomes and reorganizing social relations on local and global scales. My book Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China will be published by Princeton University Press in spring 2017.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. I am also a faculty member of the East Asian Studies Program and a faculty scholar at the Institute for Public Health. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology, science and technology studies, global health, and East Asian studies. 

I am currently serving as an elected councilor (2015-2018) for the Society for East Asian Anthropology (SEAA), a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). I am a contributing editor for SEAA’s column in Anthropology News and a member of the SEAA program committee for the upcoming 2017 AAA Annual Meeting in D.C.

I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from Harvard University and my B.A. in Anthropology and Philosophy from Yale University.

Priscilla Song, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis

McMillan Hall 336
Campus Box 1114
Department of Anthropology
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Phone: (314) 935-5252
Fax: (314) 935-8535

Email: priscillasong@wustl.edu