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Barker, Kristin

Visiting Fellows


Professional Preparation Western Michigan University Sociology B.S. 1985 University of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology M.S. 1987 University of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology Ph.D. 1993 Appointments 2012- Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico. 2012- Senior Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Center for Health Policy, University of New Mexico. 2005-2012 Associate Professor, Oregon State University, 2003-2005 Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Scientific Publications 2018 Fullenkamp, Natalie and Kristin Barker. “YouTube Vlogs as Illness Narratives.” in The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Body and Embodiment. London: Oxford University Press (Forthcoming). 2016 Barker, Kristin and Cirila Estela Vasquez Guzman. “ Pharmaceutical Direct-To-Consumer Advertising and U.S. Hispanic Patient-Consumers.” Sociology of Health and Illness 38(1). 2015 Barker, Kristin and Galardi, Tasha. “Diagnostic Domain Defense and the DSM-5: The Case of Autism Spectrum Disorder." Social Problems 62(1). 2014 Barker, Kristin. “Mindfulness Meditation: Do-It-Yourself Medicalization of Every Moment.” Social Science & Medicine 106. 2012 Maturo, Antonio and Barker, Kristin (editors). The Medicalization of Emotions and Cognition, Salute e Società, Special Issue. 2/Supplment 2012 Barker, Kristin. “The Power of Pharmaceuticalisation.” Salute e Società, Special Issue. 2/Supplment (in English and Italian). 2011 Barker, Kristin. “Listening to Lyrica: Contested Diagnoses and Pharmaceutical Determinism.” Social Science & Medicine 73. 2011 Barker, Kristin and Galardi, Tasha. “Dead by 50: Lay Expertise and Breast Cancer Screening.” Social Science & Medicine 72. 2010 Conrad, Peter and Barker, Kristin. “The Social Construction of Illness: Key Insights and Policy Implications.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(S). 2009 Barker, Kristin. “Medicalization, Multiplication of Diseases and Human Enhancement.” In Conrad P., Maturo A. (Eds.), The Medicalization of Life, Salute e Società, 2/2009 (in English and Italian). 2008 Barker, Kristin. “Electronic Support Groups, Patient-Consumers, and Medicalization: The Case of Contested Illness.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 49(1). Translated (Italian) and reprinted in Salute e Società. VIII, extra issue 1/2009 2005 Barker, Kristin. The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority and Women’s Worlds of Pain. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

From: Feb 01, 2019 To: Mar 29, 2019

Structure Department of Sociology (Professor of Sociology)

University of New Mexico


Unibo reference

Prof. Antonio Francesco Maturo

Dipartimento di Sociologia e Diritto dell'Economia