Jennifer Liu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. She received her PhD in 2008 from the UC Berkeley – UC San Francisco joint program in Medical Anthropology.
She works at the intersection of Science Studies and Medical Anthropology. Her current work focuses on emerging biomedical technologies, especially stem cell research and genomics, and questions of governance, ethics, and transnational circulations of science, scientists, and related cultural forms and meanings. Focused in Taiwan and California, this work examines the relationships between medicine, science, and issues of identity, bioethics, and democratic publics. She has also worked on several projects related to HIV/AIDS and maintains an active program on issues of health equity