Kristin Barker

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993)

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Office: SSCI
Office phone: 505-277-, fax: 505. 277-8805

Research Areas

Sociology of Health and Medicine, Sociology of Science and Knowledge, Gender


Select Publications

2011. “Dead by 50: Lay Expertise and Breast Cancer Screening.” Social Science & Medicine 72: 1351-1358 (with Tasha Galardi).

2010. “The Social Construction of Illness: Key Insights and Policy Implications.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(S):67-79 (with Peter Conrad).

2008. “Electronic Support Groups, Patient-Consumers, and Medicalization: The Case of Contested Illness.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 49(1):20-36.

2005. The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority and Women's Worlds of Pain. Temple University Press.

2002.  “Self-Help Literature and the Making of an Illness Identity: The Case of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.” Social Problems 49(3): 279-300. 

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