Ben Kasstan

Research Fellow in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex

Selected publications


Kasstan, Ben and Bejar, Anamaria (2018) The 8th has been repealed successfully and decisively, but what next?Reproductive Health Matters, Newsroom/Guest Blog [weblog article, 7 June 2018].

Kasstan, Ben (2018) [Letter to the Editor] Politicians must explain why women in Northern Ireland should be treated unfairly.The Independent [weblog article, 4 June 2018].

Kasstan, Ben (2016) Positioning oneself and being positioned in the ‘community’: An essay on Jewish ethnography as a ‘Jew-ish’ ethnographer. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis: special issue on Jewish Studies in the Nordic Countries Today, 27. pp. 264-283. ISSN 0582-3226

Kasstan, Ben (2015) Tokens of trauma: the aging experience of Shoah survivors in a Jewish support center. Anthropology & Aging, 36 (1). pp. 26-44. ISSN 2374-2267

Kasstan, Ben (2015) The taste of trauma: reflections of ageing Shoah survivors on food and how they (re)inscribe it with meaning. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis: Special issue on Religion and Food, 26. pp. 349-365. ISSN 2343-4937

Ladep, Nimzing GDona, Anthony CLewis, Matthew RCrossey, Mary M E CrosseyLemoine, MaudOkeke, EdithShimakawa, YusukeDuguru, MaryNjai, Harr FFye, Haddy K STaal, MakieChetwood, JohnKasstan, BenKhan, Shahid AGarside, Deborah AWijeyesekera, AnishaThillainayagam, Andrew VBanwat, EdmundThursz, Mark RNicholson, Jeremy KNjie, RamouHolmes, Elaine and Taylor-Robinson, Simon D (2014) Discovery and validation of urinary metabotypes for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in West Africans. Hepatology, 60 (4). pp. 1291-1301. ISSN 0270-9139

Book Section

Kasstan, Ben (2017) Haredi (material) cultures of health at the ‘hard to reach’ margins of the state. In: Carroll, TimothyJeevendrampillai, DavidParkhurst, Aaron and Shackelford, Julie (eds.) The Material Culture of Failure: When Things Do Wrong. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 95-111. ISBN 9781474289085


Kasstan, Ben (2018) [Letter to Editor] This is a chance to vote Yes for change. Evening Standard.

Kasstan, Ben (2018) [Letter to Editor] Chance to make Ireland safer place for women. Irish News, The Irish News [weblog 20 April 2018].

Kasstan, BenGregg, Meghann and Kasstan, Jonathan (2018) Sanitizing public health language: A response to the CDC language controversy. Public Library of Science.

Kasstan, Ben (2017) Vulva la resistance: Dublin’s sixth march for choice, 30 September 2017. Huffington Post.

Kasstan, Ben (2017) [Review] Royal Exchange Theatre (2016) B!rth: Seven countries. Seven female playwrights. One global controversy. A world of scientific debate. Medicine Anthropology Theory.

Kasstan, Ben (2017) [Review] Shelly Z. Reuter (2016)Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible.Wiley.

Kasstan, Ben (2016) [Review] Tanya Cassidy and Abdullahi El Tom (2015) Ethnographies of breastfeeding: Cultural contexts and confrontations. Somatosphere.

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