Kim Gutschow

Kim Gutschow

Lecturer in Religion and Anthropology/Sociology

Hollander Hall Rm 338
At Williams since 2003

Program Affiliations

Public Health
Science and Technology Studies
Asian Studies
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


B.A. Harvard University (1988)
M.A. Harvard University (1995)
Ph.D. Harvard University (1998)

Areas of Expertise

  • Reproductive Justice
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Biomedicine, Bodies, & Sexuality
  • Mindfulness & Medicine
  • Anthropology of Buddhism & South Asia
  • Irrigation & Social Power
  • India & Himalayas
  • Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism


Scholarship/Creative Work

Scholarly Publications & Creative Work:

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

  • 2011 – 16.  Goettingen University Grant: ‘Beyond the Numbers’.  5 year grant to study maternal and neonatal deaths and audits in Ladakh, India.
  • 2009-11. Advanced Researcher Fellowship. Humboldt Foundation, Germany, Heidelberg University and University of Goettingen. 18 months.
  • 2008, 2006. Faculty Center For Media Technologies. Williams College. To create Archive Z, a digital database of ethnographic images from the Himalayas.
  • 1997-00.  Junior Fellow, Harvard University Society of Fellows

Professional Affiliations

American Anthropological Assocation
Ladakh Studies Association

Current Committees

  • Public Health