Hillary Jeanne Haldane
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Director of Anthropology
BA, San Diego State University; MA, PhD, University of California Santa Barbara
400 Mount Carmel Avenue MC 1
|AN 101||(UC) Local Cultures, Global Issues: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
|AN 337||Anthropology of Health and Medicine
Dr. Haldane is a medical anthropologist with expertise in the fields of gender-based violence, culturally-competent care, and indigenous rights. Her primary geographical region is the South Pacific, where she has worked continuously since 1997. Her secondary regional interests are North Africa and North America. Her theoretical interest is the culture concept. Dr. Haldane became interested in anthropology at a young age when her family moved for a short time to Aotearoa New Zealand from California. Dr. Haldane also serves as the Director of the Anthropology Program at Quinnipiac. Dr. Haldane is currently at work on her second book project. Her new research considers how medical students understand and deploy self-conscious notions of culture and culturally-competent care in clinical settings.
Dr Haldane teaches the following courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Anthropology of Health and Medicine; Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender/Sex/Sexuality; Anthropology of Development; Ethnographic Theory and Practice; Anthropology of Gender-Based Violence; and Anthropology of Morocco.
Anthropology Program Information
The Anthropology Program at Quinnipiac consists of three faculty members including Dr. Haldane. Dr. Jaime Ullinger is a biological anthropologist who specializes in the history of human health, analyzing skeletal and dental remains of past populations in the Near East. Dr. Ullinger is also Co-Director of the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac. Dr. Julia Giblin is an archaeological anthropologist who specializes in questions of prehistoric human subsistence and settlement in Eastern Europe using isotopic analysis.
Anthropology at Quinnipiac University
Anthropology is rapidly growing at Quinnipiac University. When Dr. Haldane first arrived on the campus in 2007, she was the only full-time anthropologist on campus. At the start of 2013, Quinnipiac now has six faculty members and administrators at Quinnipiac who hold PhDs in anthropology. In addition to Drs. Giblin, Haldane and Ullinger, the affiliated faculty include Dr. Diane Stock, a paleoanthropologist, the current Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Drs. Richard Gonzalez and Lynn Copes are biological anthropologists on the faculty of the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. In addition to full-time faculty, the Anthropology Program also has two incredible part-time faculty members, Luc Litwinionek and Frank Crohn. The Program has collaborative ties to the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University, co-directed by Dr. Ullinger in the Anthropology Program and Professors Ronald Beckett and Gerald Conlogue in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging in the School of Health Sciences.
Community / Practive Activities
Public Anthropology outreach: recent letter to the editor and interview with WPKN
Holistic Approach to Gender Violence
A holistic approach recognizes that violence exists on a continuum. While ranking forms of abuse as moderate or severe is a useful categorization for service provision (i.e., clinic andpsycho-social responses within the health sector; civil or criminal charges in the legal sector)the holistic perspective sees all forms of abuse qualitatively impacting the economic, social,cultural, and political wellbeing of individuals, communities and nation-states. Importantly,when states begin to recognize that violence against women comes in myriad forms and relates to other forms of discrimination and inequity in society, this allows for new opportunities for improving the wellbeing and livelihood of a citizenry. Violence against women is not the root problem in most societies; violence against women occurs becauseother forms of discrimination are allowed to flourish.