Bianca Dahl

Bianca Dahl
Assistant Professor
Telephone number
(416) 208-2699
Building HL 340


  • American Anthropological Association, member. Section member in Society for Medical anthropology, Society for Cultural Anthropology, and American Ethnological Society
  • African Studies Association, member
  • Research Affiliate, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University

Teaching Interests

  • Medical anthropology
  • Humanitarianism, international development, and human rights

Research Interests

  • Humanitarianism and international development
  • Medical anthropology: HIV and AIDS, social stigma
  • Kinship and childhood
  • Botswana

Awards and Grants

  • 2012 Social Science Research Council Book Fellowship Award
  • 2009-2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology, Population Studies, and the International Humanities, Brown University
  • 2006 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, fieldwork grant
  • 2005 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant
  • 2005 Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Award


  • 2012. Beyond the Blame Paradigm: Rethinking Witchcraft Gossip and Stigma around HIV-Positive Children in Southeastern Botswana. African Historical Review 44(1):53-79.
  • 2009. The ‘Failures of Culture’: Christianity, Kinship, and Moral Discourses about Orphans during Botswana’s AIDS Crisis. Africa Today 56(1):23-43.