PhD UC Berkeley
Carlo Caduff received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009. Before joining the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich.
Dr Caduff works on the anthropology of medicine, science, expertise, crisis, risk, security, and the state. His research concerns include questions of global health and disease, knowledge and expertise, science and technology, ethics and morality, safety and security.
He has published a number of articles on the democratization of expertise, the pharmaceuticalization of health and the securitization of science. In this work, he examined how these recent developments have changed the contours of today’s global landscape of therapeutic governance.
Currently, Dr Caduff is completing a book manuscript about pandemic influenza, which is based on fieldwork conducted in the United States and Europe. The book explores how pandemic influenza has been transformed into a prominent object of public concern, political debate and scientific interest. The book highlights the power of influenza to cross boundaries and create public hysteria, while exploring how concerns over the threat of infectious disease have emerged at the center of a global order of post–Cold War terrors.