Sunil Khanna, Ph.D.

Professor, Robert and Sara Rothschild Endowed Chair
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Milam Hall 101A

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Global Health
Health Promotion and Health Behavior
Public Health Practice
Academic interests: 

Research interests include the complex interrelations of biology, culture, gender, ethnicity and health in South Asia and the United States. He uses diverse yet complementary field techniques such as ethnographic research and qualitative methods, microdemographic survey and nutritional anthropometry in his research studies. A research project in India addresses the availability and use of new reproductive technology for the purpose of prenatal sex determination and practices of sex selection in urbanizing north India.



Botswana Global Learning Internship Program

Sometimes things fall into place perfectly. Such is the case with the Botswana Global Health Program (BGHP), a collaborative effort supported by the Robert and Sara Rothschild Endowed Chair in Global Health, Oregon State University and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the University of Michigan (U-M) School of Nursing and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness. These entities have teamed up to offer students a hands-on experience that brings knowledge learned in the classroom to life in Africa.


The Cultural Politics of Reproduction

The Cultural Politics of Reproduction

Migration, Health and Family Making
Edited by Maya Unnithan-Kumar and Sunil K. Khanna

Charting the experiences of internally or externally migrant communities, the volume examines social transformation through the dynamic relationship between movement, reproduction and health. The chapters examine how healthcare experiences of migrants are not only embedded in their own unique health worldviews, but also influenced by the history, policy and politics of the wider state systems. The research among migrant communities an understanding of how ideas of reproduction and “cultures of health” travel, how healing, birth and care practices become a result of movement, and how health-related perceptions and reproductive experiences can define migrant belonging and identity. ISBN  978-1-78238-544-8

Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Reading non-fiction, cooking, hiking and traveling