• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Nursing and Health Studies, Bothell
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology
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University of Washington Bothell

Phone Number: 
425-352-3621
Email: 
njk8@uw.edu
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Biography 

Nora Kenworthy is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington, Bothell, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Anthropology. At UW Bothell, she directs the undergraduate Minor in Global Health. Her research explores the politics of global health governance, the sociopolitical impacts of HIV initiatives in southern Africa, and the changing roles of philanthrocapitalism and corporations in shaping global health programming. Kenworthy is the author of Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho (2017, Vanderbilt University Press). She received her PhD and MA from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and her BA from Williams College.

Education 
  • BA (Williams College)
  • MA (Columbia University)
  • PhD (Columbia University)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • French
  • Sesotho
Health Topics 
  • Business and Public Private Partnerships
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Digital Media
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Political Economy of Health
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Social Determinants of Health
Publications 

Kenworthy, N. (2017). Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Kenworthy, N., MacKenzie, R., & Lee, K. (2016). Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance: Impacts, Influence and Accountability. London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kenworthy, N., Thomann, M., & Parker, R. (2018). From a global crisis to the ‘end of AIDS’: New epidemics of signification. Global Public Health 13(8):960-971.

Kenworthy, N. (2018). Drone philanthropy: Global health crowdfunding and the anxious futures of partnership. Medicine, Anthropology, Theory 5(2): 168-187. doi.org/10.17157/mat.5.2.532

Kenworthy, N. (2014). Global health: The debts of gratitude. In special issue, “Debt,” eds. Rosalind Petchesky and Meena Alexander. Women’s Studies Quarterly 42 (1-2):69-85.