Cultural and Medical Anthropologist & Physician
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Articles, Book Chapters, and other Publications


eScholarship Open Access Articles

PubMed Articles

Holmes SM.  “Marking Pre-emptive Suspects: Migration, Bodies and Exclusion.”  Latin American Perspectives.  2018.

Neff J, Knight K, Satterwhite S, Nelson N, Matthews J, Holmes SM.  “Teaching Structure: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Structural Competency Training for Resident Physicians.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017; 32:430-433. 

Holmes SM, Karlin J, Stonington S, Gottheil D.  “The First National Survey of MD/PhDs in the Social Sciences and Humanities.”  BMC Medical Education.  2017.

Bourgois P, Holmes SM, Sue K, Quesada J.  “Structural Vulnerability: Operationalizing the Concept to Address Health Disparities in Clinical Care." Academic Medicine.  2017; 92(3):299-307.  

Holmes SM, Castaneda H.  “The European Refugee Crisis: Difference, Deservingness, Life and Death.”  American Ethnologist.2016; 43(1):1-13. 

*Castaneda H., *Holmes SM, *Kallius A, *Monterescu D.  “Anthropology and Human Displacement: Mobilities, Ex/Inclusions and Activism.” American Ethnologist.  2016. *Equal authorship, listed alphabetically. 

Castaneda H*, Holmes SM*, Beyeler N, Madrigal D, Young M, Quesada J. “Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health.”  Annual Review of Public Health.  2015; 36: 375-392.  *Co-first authors.  

Holmes SM, Green, J, Stonington S.  “Locating Global Health in Social Medicine.”  Global Public Health.  2014: 13:9(5):475-80. 

Holmes SM.  “Is It Worth Risking Your Life?: Ethnography, Risk and Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border.”  Social Science & Medicine.  2013; 99: 153-161.

Hansen H, Holmes SM, and Lindemann D, eds. “Ethnography of Health for Social Change: Impact on Public Policy and Perception.”  Social Science & Medicine.  2013; 99:116-8. 

Martin E, Litchfield G, Parvez F, Lindemann D, Holmes SM, Hansen H.  “Enhancing the Public Impact of Ethnography.”  Social Science & Medicine.  2013; 99:205-8.

Holmes SM. "The Clinical Gaze in the Practice of Migrant Health: Mexican Migrants in the United States." Social Science & Medicine. 2012; 74(6) : 873-881.

Holmes SM. "Structural Vulnerability and Hierarchies of Ethnicity and Citizenship on the Farm." Medical Anthropology. 2011; 30(4):425-49.

Holmes SM. "Anthropology and Its Contact Zones." Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers. 2011; 100(1):5-7.

Holmes SM, Jenks AC, Stonington S. "Clinical subjectivation: anthropologies of contemporary biomedical training." Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2011; 35(2):105-12.

Holmes SM and Ponte M. "En-case-ing the Patient: Disciplining Uncertainty in Medical Student Patient Presentations." Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2011; 35(2):163-82.

Holmes SM. "Oaxacans Like to Work Bent Over: The Naturalization of Social Suffering Among Berry Farm Workers." International Migration. 2007; 45(3):39-68.

  • Rudolf Vichow Award for Critical Anthropology of Global Health, Society for Medical Anthropology (2007)

Holmes SM. "Parce qu'ils sont plus pres sol: L'invisibilisation de la souffrance sociale des cueilleurs de baies." Actes de Recherche en Sciences Sociales. 2006; 165(2):28-51.

Holmes SM. "An Ethnographic Study of the Social Context of Migrant Health in the United States." Public Library of Science Medicine. 2006; 3(10):e448.

Holtz T, Holmes SM, Stonington S, Eisenberg L. "Health is Still Social: Contemporary Examples in the Age of the Genome." Public Library of Science Medicine. 2006; 3(10):e419.

Stonington S, Holmes SM. "Social Medicine in the Twenty-First Century." Public Library of Science Medicine. 2006; 3(20):e455.

Book Chapters

Holmes SM, Castaneda H.  “Ethnographic Methods in Migration and Health Research.”  In Schenker M, Castaneda X., eds.  Migration and Health Research Methodologies.  University of California Press.  2014.

Selected Other Publications

Holmes, SM.  “Discussing ‘Suffering Slot Anthropology’ with Migrant Farm Workers.” Anthropology News. 2016; 57(11-12):52-53. 

Holmes SM, Castaneda H, Burrell J. “American Politicians’ Reactions to Refugees Echo Past Xenophobia: Which Side of History Do We Want to Be on?” November 11, 2015. Huffington Post.

Holmes, S.M. "Health Care and the Stalling of Immigration Reform." Huffington Post. January 8, 2014. 

Holmes, S.M. “The danger of U.S. border control policy.” Access Denied. August 15, 2013. 

Holmes, S.M. “Opinion: What we learn from the indigenous farmworkers strike in Washington.” El Hispanic News. August 1, 2013. 

Holmes, S.M. “Not all migrants want to be immigrants.” Salon. July 6, 2013. 

Holmes, S.M. “Border protection decision may increase border deaths.” New American Media. June 25, 2013. 

Holmes SM, “Don’t Misrepresent the Triqui.”  Monterey County Herald, 2009, Jan. 29.

Holmes SM, “Media Representations of Triqui Marriage Unjust.”  Salinas Californian, 2009, Jan. 24.