Clara Han is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She received a PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 2007. Her research interests reside in the overlapping themes of poverty, disease and illness, care and violence, the catastrophic and the everyday; and span the subdisciplines of economy; politics, law and the state; kinship; and medicine and public health. She engages these research themes on the register of everyday life, within the scene of the domestic and within kinship relations as they are interpenetrated by state institutions and the pressures of economic deprivation.