Dr. Thurka Sangaramoorthy has been appointed to the Editorial Board of American Anthropologist. This is a 4-year term that comes at a particularly critical time as the journal and discipline continue to engage in a reckoning on anti-Black racism, indigenous dispossession, and decolonization.
Dr. Sangaramoorthy was also recently appointed as the Associate Editor of Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Services. This position is significant because she is the only anthropologist on this board and has been tasked to help build the journal's capacity to publish research that uses qualitative methodologies. There is ever-growing recognition that qualitative and mixed methods research are critical parts of the evidence base related to the social contexts of health. These positions, with national visibility, are critical as we continue to reckon with the intersections of racial justice and health justice in anthropology in the context of a global pandemic.
Congratulations, Dr. Sangaramoorthy!