Darja Djordjevic, MD, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Darja Djordjevic holds an MD PhD from Harvard Medical School and Harvard’s Department of Anthropology, a Master 2 from École normale supérieure and École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France, and AB from Harvard College. Her current book manuscript, The Cancer War(d): Onco-Nationhood in Post-Genocide Rwanda, is based on research conducted in Butaro and beyond from 2010 to 2015. Her interests include clinical psychiatry, medical anthropology, history of medicine, African studies, and global health equity in theory and practice. She is currently training in general psychiatry, with plans to subspecialize in psychosocial oncology and child/adolescent psychiatry. Her publications have appeared in BioSocieties, Journal of Global Oncology, and Medicine Anthropology Theory. Dr. Djordjevic also serves as a peer reviewer for American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, and other journals. She is a Research Associate at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research (WiSER) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She is a passionate music aficionada and violinist. She lives between the East Coast and Chicago, her native town.