Sharp, Lesley

Lesley Sharp received her doctorate in medical anthropology from the joint program of the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of six monographs: her earliest work addresses indigenous healing and mortuary practices in Madagascar; later work investigates the transformative, sociomoral dimensions of human organ transfer and associated domains of highly experimental research; and her current work is on the moral underpinnings of lab animal science. Sharp holds the Barbara Chamberlain & Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30 Professorship in Anthropology at Barnard College; she is also a Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and a Fellow of the Center for Animals and Public Policy of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University.


On Rorotoko:

On her book Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science
(Our Cover Feature of May 15, 2019)