2020 Carolyn Smith-Morris Indigenous Communalism: Belonging, Healthy Communities, and Decolonizing the Collective. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


2016 Carolyn Smith-Morris (Ed.). Diagnostic Controversy: Advancing and Competing Knowledge and Medical Inquiry. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.



2010 Manderson, Lenore and Carolyn Smith-Morris (Eds.). Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.  



2006 Smith-Morris, Carolyn. Diabetes Among the Pima: Stories of Survival. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.



RECENT ARTICLES: (available upon request)

2021       Ana Carolina Gahyva Sale (Undergraduate Student) and Carolyn Smith-Morris. “Moral Distress under Structural Violence: Clinician Experience in Brazil Caring for Low-Income Families of Children with Severe Disabilities”. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Accepted for publication in “Bioethics Beyond Borders” in 2023. (available on request)

2021 Smith-Morris, Carolyn, Sylvia Rodriguez, Rose Soto, Morningstar Spencer, and Luigi Meneghini. “Decolonizing Care at the Moment of Diagnosis: Culture, History, and Resilience at an Urban Inter-Tribal Clinic”. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. online May 17, 2021.

2020 Liz Thomas (Graduate Student) and Carolyn Smith-Morris. “Family and Family-Like Relations for Transnational Migrants: Ideals of Care Informed by Kin, Non-Family, and Religion”. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Science. online June 24, 2020.

2020 Smith-Morris, Carolyn. “Bhabha in the Clinic: Hybridity and De-colonizing Diagnosis”. Medical Anthropology Theory 7(2). online June 16, 2020.

2019 Hardon, Anita and Carolyn Smith-Morris. “Reconfiguring Metabolism: Critical Ethnographies of Obesity and Diabetes”. Medical Anthropology. 38(8): 777-780.

2018 Carolyn Smith-Morris. “Care as Virtue, Care as Frame: A Discussion of Four Recent Ethnographies”. Medical Anthropology 37(5): 1-7.

2018 Kathryn Bouskill, Carolyn Smith-Morris, George Bresnick, Jorge Cuadros, Elin Pedersen. “Blind Spots in Telemedicine: A Qualitative Study of Staff Workarounds to Resolve Gaps in Diabetes Management”. BioMed Central: Health Services Research 18.

2018 Smith-Morris, Carolyn, George Bresnick, Jorge Cuadros, Kathryn Bouskill, Elin Pedersen.  “Diabetic Retinopathy and the Cascade into Vision Loss”. Medical Anthropology 37(3).

2017 Katie Logsdon (Undergraduate) and Carolyn Smith-Morris.  “An Ethnography on Perceptions of Pain in Dutch ‘Natural’ Childbirth”. Midwifery 55: 67-74.

2017 Smith-Morris, Carolyn. “Epidemiological placism in public health emergencies: Ebola in two Dallas neighborhoods”.  Social Science & Medicine 179: 106-114.

2016 Smith-Morris, Carolyn.  “The Traditional Food of Migrants: Meat, Water, and Other Challenges for Dietary Advice. An Ethnography in Guanajuato, Mexico”.  Appetite 105:430-438.

2016 Smith-Morris, Carolyn. “When Numbers and Stories Collide: RCTs and The Search for Ethnographic Fidelity in the Veterans Administration”. In Vincanne Adams (Ed.) Metrics: What Counts in Global Health Duke University Press, Global Health Series, Pp.181-202.

2016 Smith-Morris, Carolyn. “Diagnosis and the Punctuated Life-Course”.  In Lenore Manderson, Liz Cartwright, and Anita Hardon (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology, Routledge Press.

2016 Carolyn Smith-Morris. “Diagnosis as the Threshold to 21st Century Health”. In Diagnostic Controversy: Advancing and Competing Knowledge and Medical Inquiry, Carolyn Smith-Morris (Ed.) Routledge Publishing, Pp.1-26.