Natalie Porter

Faculty Scholar
Research and Engagement Academy




  • Completing a book manuscript, Viral Economies: An Ethnography of Bird Flu in Vietnam
  • Developing a long-term research project to explore cultures of security surrounding virus experiments Vietnam and the United States
  • Collaborating with information scientists to conduct a social science investigation of “virus ontologies,” computer generated systems that scientists use to model virus behavior
  • Submitting an external grant application to conduct ethnographic fieldwork at high-security laboratories in Vietnam, Europe and the United States


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Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts