Andrew Lakoff holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology and Communication. He was trained as an anthropologist of science and medicine, and has conducted research in Argentina, France and the United States. Lakoff’s first book, Pharmaceutical Reason: Knowledge and Value in Global Psychiatry
(Cambridge, 2005), examines the role of the global circulation of pharmaceuticals in the spread of biological models of human behavior; it is based on research conducted in Argentina, France and the United States. He has also co-edited a book titled Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practice
(Duke, 2006), and has published articles on visual technology and the behavioral sciences, on the history of attention deficit disorder, and on the placebo effect. Lakoff’s current research concerns global health and biosecurity, and his most recent book publication is the co-edited volume, Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question
(Columbia University Press, 2008).