Alex's Google Scholar profile
StrutzSreetharan, S., A. Brewis, J. Hardin, S. Trainer, and A. Wutich. 2021. Fat in Four Cultures: A Global Ethnography of Weight. Under contract, University of Toronto Press.
Trainer, S., A Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2021. Extreme Weight Loss: Before and After Bariatric Surgery. NYU Press.
Brewis, A, and A. Wutich. 2019. Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. (Winner of the Carol R Ember Book Prize.)
Anderson-Fye, E. and A. Brewis (eds) 2017. Fat Planet: Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital. SAR Press and University of New Mexico Press.
Brewis, A. 2011. Obesity: Cultural and Biocultural Perspectives. Rutgers University Press.
Cambie, C., and A. Brewis. 1997. Anti-fertility Plants of the Pacific. CSIRO Press: Melbourne.
Brewis, A. 1996. Lives on the Line: Women and Ecology on a Pacific Atoll. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: Fort Worth.
Books Under Contract
Brewis, A., K. Knudson, C. Stojanowski, A. Wutich, and C. SturtzSreetharan. 2023. The Human Story: An Introduction to Anthropology. Under contract, WW Norton.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters Please email me directly for copies
Wutich, A., W. Jepson, J. Stoler, P. Thompson, M. Kooy, A. Brewis, C. Staddon and K. Meehan. 2021. A global agenda for household water security: Measuring, monitoring, and managing. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWA), 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12926.
Wutich, A., Beresford, M., SturtzSreetharan, C., Brewis, A., Trainer, S., & Hardin, J. (2021). Metatheme analysis: A qualitative method for cross-cultural research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 20:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069211019907
Brewis, A., K. Meehan, M. Beresford, and A. Wutich. 2021. Anticipating elite capture: The social devaluation of municipal tap water in metropolitan Phoenix. Water International 10.1080/02508060.2021.1898765
Ruth, A., A. Brewis & C. SturtzSreetharan. 2021. Effectiveness of social science research opportunities: A Study of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). Teaching in Higher Education.10.1080/13562517.2021.1903853
Stoler, J., A. Brewis, J. Kangmennang, SB Keough, A. Pearson, A. Rosinger, C. Stauber, and E Stevenson. 2021. Connecting the dots between climate change, water insecurity, and migration. Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability 51: 36-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2021.02.008
Stoler, J., J. Miller, A. Brewis, M. Freeman, L. Harris, W. Jepson, A. Pearson, A. Rosinger, S. Shah, C. Staddon, C. Workman, A. Wutich, S. Young, and the Household Water Insecurity Experiences Research Coordination Network (HWISE RCN). 2021. Household water insecurity will complicate the ongoing COVID-19 response: Evidence from 29 sites in 23 low- and middle-income countries. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113715
Young, S., J. Miller, E. Frangillo, G. Boateng, Z. Jamaluddine, T Neilands, on behalf of the HWISE Research Coordination Network.* 2020. Validity of a four-item Household Water Insecurity Experiences Scale (HWISE-4) for assessing water issues related to health. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-0417. *Authorship credit as consortium member.
Workman, C., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, S. Young, J. Stoler, and J. Kearns. 2020. Understanding biopsychosocial health outcomes of syndemic water and food insecurity: Applications for global health. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0513.
Venkataramanan, V., J. Geere, B. Thomae, J Stoler, P Hunter, S. Young, & HWISE-RCN.* 2020. In pursuit of “safe” water: The burden of personal injury from water-fetching in 21 low- and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health e003328. *Authorship credit as consortium member
Meehan, K., W. Jepson, L. Harris, A. Wutich, M. Beresford, A. Fencl, J. London, G. Pierce, L. Radonic, C. Wells, N. Wilson, E. Adams, R. Arsenault, A. Brewis, V. Harrington, Y. Lambrinidou, D. McGregor, R. Patrick, B. Pauli, A. Pearson, S. Sameer, D. Splichalova, C. Workman and S. Young. 2020. Exposing the myths of household water insecurity in the global North: A critical review. WIREs Water, e1486.
Bruening, M., A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2020. Food insecurity among adolescents and emerging adults. In: Y. Evans and A.D. Docter (eds), Adolescent Nutrition: Assuring the Needs of Emerging Adults, ch 9. Springer, p. 269-86.
Scagliusi, F., M. Ulian, B. Gualano, O. Roble, R. Unsain, P. de Morais Sato, C. SturtzSreetharan, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2020. “Before I saw a gas canister, now I see a person”: Testing post-intervention qualitative differences in body acceptance and weight stigma among Brazilian gorda women. Human Organization 79(3): 176-191.
Rosinger, A., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, W. Jepson, C. Staddon, J. Stoler, S. Young and HWISE Research Coordination Network. 2020. Water borrowing is consistently practiced globally and is associated with water-related system failures across diverse environments. Global Environmental Change, 64: 102148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102148
Brewis, A., A. Wutich, and P. Mahdavi. 2020. Stigma, pandemics, and human biology: Looking back, looking forward. American Journal of Human Biology, 23480. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23480.
Brewis, A., A. Wutich, M. Galvin, and J. Lachaud. 2020. Localizing syndemics: A Comparative study of hunger, stigma, suffering, and crime exposure in three Haitian communities. Social Science and Medicine, 113031.
Wutich, A., A. Brewis, and A. Tsai. 2020. Water and mental health. WIRES Water, 10.1002/wat2.1461.
Trainer, S., J. Hardin, C. SturtzSreetharan, and A. Brewis. 2020. Worry-nostalgia: Anxieties around the fading of local cuisines and foodways. Gastronomica, 10.1525/gfc.2020.20.2.67
Choudhary, N., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, and P. Bhashan Udas. 2020. Sub-optimal household water access is associated with greater risk of intimate partner violence against women: Evidence from Nepal. Journal of Water and Health, https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2020.024
Brewis, A., A. Wutich, B. Piperata, and A Thompson. 2020. Localizing resource insecurities: A biocultural perspective on water and wellbeing. WIREs Water, e1440.
van Woerden, I., A. Brewis, D. Hruschka, G. Dunton, M. Adams and M. Breuning. 2020 Changes in young adults’ romantic relationship status and BMI during the first semester of college. PLOS One, 0230806
Gartin, M., K.L. Larson, A. Brewis, R. Stotts, A. Wutich, D. White, and M. du Bray. 2020. Climate change as an involuntary exposure: A comparative risk perception study from six countries across the global development gradient. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6): 1894.
To, S., A. Brewis, A. Pomer, T. Naseri, M. Reupena, S. McGarvey, and N. Hawley. 2020 Changing body norms in the context of increasing body size: Samoa in 1995 and 2018. American Journal of Human Biology, e23395.
Stoler, J., A. Pearson, C. Staddon, A. Wutich, E. Mack, A. Brewis, A. Rosinger, and the HWISE-RCN. 2020. Cash water expenditures are associated with household water insecurity, food insecurity, and perceived stress in study sites across 20 low- and middle-income countries. Science of the Total Environment, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135881
Swami, V.… A. Brewis… et alia. 2020. The Breast Size Satisfaction Survey (BSSS): Breast size dissatisfaction and its antecedents and outcomes in women from 40 nations. Body Image, 2020.01.006
Ruth, A., C. SturtzSreetharan, A. Brewis & A. Wutich. 2020. Structural competency of pre-health students: Can a single coourse lead to meaningful change? Medical Science Educator, s40670-019-00909-9
Choudhary, N., R Schuster, A. Brewis, and A Wutich. 2020. Water insecurity potentially undermines dietary diversity of children aged 6-23 months through multiple mechanisms: Evidence from India. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 12929
Rosinger, A., and A. Brewis 2020. Life and death: Toward a human biology of water. American Journal of Human Biology, e23361.
Wutich, A., A. Rosinger, S. Stoler, W. Jepson, and A. Brewis. 2020. Measuring human water needs. American Journal of Human Biology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23350
Wutich A., A. Rosinger, S. Stoler, W. Jepson, and A. Brewis. 2020. Measuring human water needs. American Journal of Human Biology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23350
Brewis, A., C. Workman, A. Wutich, W. Jepson, S. Young, and the HWISE-RCN. 2020. Household water insecurity is strongly associated with food insecurity: Evidence from 27 sites in low- and middle-income countries. American Journal of Human Biology https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23309.
Brewis, A., and A Wutich. 2019. Why we should never do it: Stigma as a behavior change tool in global health. BMJ Global Healthhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001911
Wutich, A., A. Rosinger, S. Stoler, W. Jepson, and A. Brewis. 2020. Measuring human water needs. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajhb.23350
Schuster, R., A. Brewis, P. Ochandarena, A. Abdelmonem, S. Hoso, and K. Faqeeh. 2019/20. New approaches to assessing community norms around women’s rights: A study of gendered and other sub-cultural models of gender-based violence in the Palestinian West Bank. Social Science and Medicine — Population Health https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827318302568
Brewis, A., and A Wutich. 2019. Why we should never do it: Stigma as a behavior change tool in global health. BMJ Global Health http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001911
Lachaud, J., D. Hruschka, B. Kaiser, and A. Brewis. 2019. Agricultural wealth better predicts mental wellbeing than market wealth among highly vulnerable households in Haiti: Evidence for the benefits of a multidimensional approach to poverty. American Journal of Human Biology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23328
Brewis, A., N. Choudhary, and A. Wutich. 2019. Household water insecurity influences common mental disorders directly, and indirectly via multiple pathways: Evidence from Haiti. Social Science and Medicine 238: 112520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112520.
Brewis, A., and A Wutich. 2019. Stigma: A biocultural proposal for integrating evolutionary and political economic approaches.American Journal of Human Biology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.2329..
Young, S., inter alia, and the HWISE consortium*. 2019. The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: Development and validation of a household water insecurity measure for low- and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001750. *Authorship credit as a consortium member.
Stotts, R., J. Rice, A. Brewis, A. Wutich, J. Maupin, and D. White. 2019. Water, technology, and pollution: Cross-cultural knowledge and acceptance of wastewater reclamation and reuse processes across select sites. Human Organization, 78(4):311-324.
Rodriguez Incolligno A., C. Dunkel Schetter, A. Brewis, and A.J. Tomiyama. 2019. The psychological burden of baby weight: Pregnancy, weight stigma, and maternal stress. Social Science and Medicine https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112401
SturtzSreetharan, C., G. Agostini, A. Wutich, C. Mitchell, O. Rines, B. Romanello, and A. Brewis. 2019. “I need to lose some weight”: Masculinity and body image as negotiated through fat talk. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000219
Agostini, G., C. SturzSreetharan, A. Wutich, D. Williams, and A. Brewis. 2019. Citizen sociolinguists and fat talk: A novel method to capture elusive linguistic data in the social sciences. PLOS One https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217618
SturtzSreetharan, C., G. Agostini, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2019/20. Fat talk: A citizen sociolinguistic approach. Journal of Sociolinguistics https://doi.org/10.1111/josl.12342
Brewis, A., N. Choudhury, and A. Wutich. 2019. Low water access as a gendered physiological stressor: Blood pressure evidence from Nepal. American Journal of Human Biology https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23234
Wutich, A., and A. Brewis. 2019. Data collection in cross-cultural ethnographic research. Field Methods,31 (2): 181-89. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X19837397
Ruth, A., J. Hackman, A. Brewis, T. Spence, R. Luchmun, J.Velez, and T. Ganesh. 2019. Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) High: Student gains from human-centered design curriculum. Education Reports. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9010035
SturtzSreetharan, C., and A. Brewis. 2019. Rice, men, and other everyday anxieties: Navigating obesogenic urban food environments in Osaka, Japan. In: Vojnovic, I., A. Pearson, A. Gershim, G. Deverteuil and A. Allen (eds), Handbook of Global Urban Health. Routledge. Link.
Brewis, A., A. Rosinger, A. Wutich, E. Adams, L. Cronk, A. Pearson, C. Workman, S. Young, and HWISE-RCN. 2019. Water Sharing, reciprocity, and need: A comparative study of inter-household water transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic Anthropology. https://doi.org/10.1002/sea2.12143
Ruth, A., A. Wutich, and A. Brewis. 2019. Innovation in research instruction: The Global Ethnohydrology Study. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 37(1): 25-34. Link.
Brewis, A., A. Wutich, M. DuBray, R. Schuster, J. Maupin, and M. Gervais. 2019. Community hygiene norm violators are consistently stigmatized: Evidence from four global sites and implications for sanitation interventions. Social Science and Medicine 220:12-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.10.020
Young, S., S. Collins, G. Boateng, T. Neilands, Z. Jamaluddina, J. Miller, A. Brewis, E. Frangillo, W. Jepson, H. Melgar-Quinonez, R. Schuster, J. Stoler, A. Wutich, on behalf of the HWISE Consortium. 2019. A protocol for the development and validation of an instrument to measure household water insecurity across cultures and ecologies: the Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) scale. BMJ Open, 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023558
DuBray, M., R. Stotts, M. Beresford, A. Wutich, and A. Brewis. 2019. Do ecosystem services valuation reflect local cultural valuations? Comparative analysis of resident perspectives in four major urban river ecosystems. Economic Anthropology, 6: (1), 21-33. https://doi.org/10.1002/sea2.12128
Stoler, J., A. Brewis, L. Harris, A. Wutich, A. Pearson, A. Rosinger, R. Schuster, and S. Young. 2018. Household water sharing: A missing link in international health. International Health, ihy094. https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihy094
Bruening, M., I. van Woerden, D. Schaefer, D. Hruschka, A. Brewis, A. Whisner, Dunton, M. Todd, P. Ohri-Vachaspati, and M. Laska. 2018. Friendship as a social mechanism influencing body mass index (BMI) among college freshmen. PLOS One https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208894
Wutich, A., J. Budds, W. Jepson, L. Harris, E. Adams, A. Brewis, L. Cronk, C. DeMyers, K. Maes, T. Marley, J. Miller, A. Pearson, A. Rosinger, R. Schuster, J. Stoler, C. Staddon, P. Wiessner, C. Workman, SL. Young. 2018. Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Water. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1309.
Rice, J., R. Stotts, A. Wutich, D. White, J. Maupin, and A. Brewis. 2018. Motivators for treated wastewater acceptance across developed and developing contexts. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development https://doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2018.285.
Ruth, A., A. Brewis, D. Blascoe, and A. Wutich. 2018. Long-term benefits of short term research-integrated study abroad. Journal of Studies in International Education https://doi.org/10.1177/1028315318786448
SturtzSreetharan, C., S. Trainer, A. Wutich, and A. Brewis. 2018. Moral biocitizenship: Discursively managing food and the body after bariatric surgery. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 28(2): 221-240. https://doi.org/10.1111/jola.12184
Tomiyama, J., D. Carr, E. Granberg, B. Major, E. Robinson, A. Sutin, and A. Brewis. 2018. How and why weight stigma drives the obesity epidemic. BMC Medicine 16:123. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1116-5
Brewis, A., and A. Wutich. 2018. Stigma. In: Hilary Callan (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea2172
Hardin, J., A. McLennan, and A. Brewis. 2018. Body size, body norms, and some unintended consequences of obesity intervention in the Pacific Islands. Annals of Human Biology 45 (3): 285-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/03014460.2018.1459838
Sullivan, A., A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2018. Studying children’s cultural knowledge and behaviors related to environment, health, and food: Methods for ethnoecological research with children. Journal of Ethnobiology 38(2): 276 293. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-38.2.276
Han, SY, G. Agostini, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2018. Avoiding exercise mediates the effects of internalized weight stigma on physical activity in the years following bariatric surgery. BMC Obesity, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40608-018-0195-3
Brewis, A. and M. Bruening. 2018.Weight shame, social connection, and depression symptoms in late adolescence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (5): 891. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15050891
DuBray, M., A. Wutich, K. Larson, D. White, A. Brewis. 2018. Anger and sadness: Emotional geographies of climate threats in four island nations. Cross-Cultural Research https://doi.org/10.1177/1069397118759252
Wutich, A., and A. Brewis. 2018. Water, worry, and mental health. In: P. Brown and S. Closser (eds), Foundations in Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Reader, Oxford University Press, ch 15. Link.
Han, SY, A., C SturzSreetharan, and A. Brewis. 2018. Employment and weight: The extreme case of South Korea. Economics and Human Biology 29:115–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2018.01.002
Brewis, A., C SturtzSreetharan, and A. Wutich. 2018. Obesity stigma as a globalizing health challenge. Globalization and Health 14:20.https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-018-0337-x
Schuster, R., SY Han, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2018. Increasing overweight and obesity erodes engagement in one’s own neighborhood by women, but not men. Preventative Medicine Reports 10:144-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.02.013
Han, SY, and A. Brewis. 2018. Influence of weight concerns on breastfeeding: Evidence from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. American Journal of Human Biology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23086
Du Bray, M., A. Wutich, K. Larson, D. White, and A. Brewis. 2017. Emotion, coping, and climate change in island nations: Implications for environmental justice. Environmental Justice 10(4):102-107. https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2016.0025
Trainer, S., A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2017. Obesity, depression, and weight-related stigma syndemics. In: Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach, and Merrill Singer (eds), Foundations of BioSocial Health: Stigma & Illness Interactions. Lexington Press. Link.
Kurtz, L. S. Trainer, S., M. Beresford, A. Wutich, and A. Brewis. 2017. Blogs as elusive ethnographic texts: Methodological and ethical challenges in qualitative online research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 16:1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406917705796
Brewis, A. 2017. Understanding the new globalizing body norms. In: E. Anderson-Fye and A. Brewis (eds). Fat Planet: Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital. SAR Press and University of New Mexico Press. Link.
Trainer, S, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2017. Not “taking the easy way out”: Reframing bariatric surgery as hard work. Anthropology and Medicine 24(1): 96-110. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2016.1249339
Brewis, A., SY. Han, and C. SturtzSreetharan. 2017. Weight, gender, and depressive symptoms in South Korea. American Journal of Human Biology 29(4): e22972. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22972
Du Bray, M., A. Wutich, R. Stotts, and A. Brewis. 2017. Hope and worry: Gendered emotional geographies of climate change in three vulnerable US communities. Weather, Climate, Society 9(2): 285-297.https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-16-0077.1
Brewis, A. S. Trainer, SY Han, and A Wutich. 2017. Publically misfitting: Extreme weight and the everyday production and reinforcement of felt stigma. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 31: 257–276. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12309
Trainer, S, A. Wutich, and A. Brewis. 2017. Eating in the panopticon: Surveillance before and after bariatric surgery. Medical Anthropology36(5):500-514. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2017.1298595
Brewis, A., M. Bruening, I.van Woerden and S. Nelson. 2016. Weight stigma and eating behaviors on a college campus: Are students immune to stigma’s effects? Preventive Medicine Reports 4:578-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.10.005
Bruening, M., P. Ohri-Vachaspati, A. Brewis, M. Laska, M. Todd, D. Hruschka, D. Schaefer, C. Whisner, and G. Dunton. 2016. Identifying mechanisms and contextual factors by which social networks impact weight and weight-related behaviors with mobile-based ecological momentary assessments: SPARC protocols. BMC Public Health 16:901. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3536-5
Raves, D., A. Brewis, SY. Han, S. Trainer, and A. Wutich. 2016. Bariatric surgery patients’ perceptions of weight-related stigma in healthcare settings impair post-surgery dietary adherence. Frontiers in Psychology 7:1-13, article 1497. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01497
Ruth, A., A. Wutich and A. Brewis. 2016. Integrating global health undergraduates in collaborative research: The Global Ethnohydrology Study. Practicing Anthropology 38 (4): 16-18. Link.
Han, SY, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2016. Body image mediates the depressive effects of weight gain in new mothers, particularly for women already obese: Evidence from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. BMC Public Health 16(1):664. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3363-8
Hackman, J., J. Maupin, and A. Brewis. 2016. Weight-related stigma is a significant psychosocial stressor in lower income countries: Evidence from Guatemala. Social Science and Medicine 161:55-60.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.05.032
Trainer, S., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, L. Kurtz, and M. Niesluchowski. 2016. The fat self in virtual communities: Success and failure in weight-loss blogging. Current Anthropology 57(4):523-28. https://doi.org/10.1086/687587
Larson, K., A. Wutich, D. White, R. Stotts, and A. Brewis. 2016. Cross-cultural perceptions of water risks and solutions across select sites. Society & Natural Resources 29(9): 1049-64. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1122132
Williams, D, A. Brewis, S. Trainer, and J. Rosales Chavez. 2015. Fat by any other name: College students preferred clinical terminology. In: Chad Morris (ed.), The Applied Anthropology of Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Identity. Lexington Books, pp 151-162. Link.
Trainer, S., A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2015. Considering weight-loss surgery: Applied anthropology and the invisible obese body. In: Chad Morris (ed.), The Applied Anthropology of Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Identity. Lexington Books, pp 141-150. Link.
Brewis, A. 2015. Expanding bodies in a shrinking world: Anthropological perspectives on the global “obesity epidemic.” In P. Brown and S. Closser (eds.), Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology, 3rd edition. Left Coast Press, pp 400-407. ps://doi.org/10.4324/9781315416175
Williams, D. and A. Brewis. 2015. Obesity. In: Hank ten Have (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Springer. Link.
Trainer, S., A. Brewis, D. Williams, and J. Rosales Chavez. 2015. Obese, fat, or “just big”? Young adult deployment of and reaction to weight terms. Human Organization 74 (3): 266-275. https://doi.org/10.17730/0018-7259-74.3.266
Brewis, A., A Wutich, and D. Williams. 2015. Teaching obesity: Stigma, structure, and self. In: R. Wilk and C. Swift (eds), Teaching Food and Culture, chapter 3. Left Coast Press, pp 35-48. Link.
Brewis, A., and A. Wutich. 2015. A world of suffering? Fat stigma in the global contexts of the obesity epidemic. In: T. Leatherman (ed), Critical Biocultural Approaches to Health Disparities. Special issue of Annals of Anthropological Practice 38: 271-285. Selected for republication in Open Anthropology vol 4 (2), issue on Food Anthropology, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1111/napa.12056
Hruschka, D., C. Hadley, A Brewis, and C. Stojanowski. 2015. Genetic population structure accounts for contemporary ecogeographic patterns in tropic and subtropic-dwelling humans. PLOS One 10(3) e0122301. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122301
Wutich, A., A. Brewis and J. Rosales Chavez. 2015. Water, worry, and Doña Paloma: Why water security is fundamental to global mental health. In: E. Mendenhall and B. Kordt (eds), Global Mental Health: An Anthropological Reader. Left Coast Press, pp. 57-71. Link.
Brewis, A. 2015. Obesity. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition. Elsevier. Link.
Trainer, S., D. Hruschka, D. Williams, and A. Brewis. 2015. Translating obesity: Navigating the front lines of the ‘war on fat’. American Journal of Human Biology 27(1): 61-68. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22623
Brewis, A., and J. McKenna. 2015. Translating human biology (Introduction to a special issue). American Journal of Human Biology 27(1):1-5.https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22646
Wuitch, A., A Brewis, A. Ruth, and C. Boone. 2014. Social bonds, stigmatized neighborhoods, and health. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 28 (4): 556-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12124
Vins, H., A. Wutich, A. Brewis, A. Ruth, M. Beresford, and C. Roberts. 2014. Children’s perceived water futures in the Southwest US. Human Organization 73 (3): 235-46. https://doi.org/10.17730/humo.73.3.68101441563654w7
Brewis, A. 2014. Stigma and the perpetuation of obesity. Social Science and Medicine 118: 152-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.08.003
Wutich, A., and A. Brewis. 2014. Food, water, and scarcity: Toward a broader anthropology of resource insecurity. Current Anthropology (with CA★commentary) 55(4): 444-468. https://doi.org/10.1086/677311
Maupin, J., and A. Brewis. 2014. Food insecurity and body norms in Guatemalan schoolchildren. American Anthropologist 116(2): 332-337. https://doi.org/10.1111/aman.12098
Wutich, A., C. Roberts, D. White, K. Larson, and A. Brewis. 2014. Hard paths, soft paths, or no paths? Cross cultural perceptions of water solutions. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 18: 109-120. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-109-2014
Hruschka, D., C. Hadley, and A. Brewis. 2014. Disentangling basal and accumulated body mass for cross-population comparisons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153 (4): 542-550. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22452
Crona, B., A. Wutich, A. Brewis, and M. Gartin. 2013. Perceptions of climate change: Linking local and global perceptions through cultural knowledge. Climatic Change 119(2): 519-531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0708-5
Hruschka, D., E. Rush, and A. Brewis. 2013. Population differences in the relationship between height, weight, and adiposity: An application of Burton’s model. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 151: 68-76. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22258
Wutich, A., A. Brewis, S. Sigurdsson, R. Stotts, and A. York. 2013. Fairness and the human right to water: A preliminary cross-cultural theory. The Social Life of Water in a Time of Crisis. (Ed., John Wagner). Berghahn Books, pp. 220-238. Link.
Wutich, A., A Brewis, A. York and R. Stotts. 2013. Rules, norms, and perceived injustice: A cross-cultural study of perceptions of justice in water. Society and Natural Resources 26:795-809. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2012.723302
Brewis, A., M. Gartin, A. Wutich, and A. Young. 2013. Global convergence in ethnotheories of water and disease. Global Public Health 8(1):13-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2012.758298
Hruschka, D, and A. Brewis. 2013. Absolute wealth and world region strongly predict overweight among women (ages 18-49) in 360 populations across 36 developing countries. Economics and Human Biology 11(3):337-344.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2012.01.001
Wutich, A, A. Brewis, A. York, R. Stotts, and C. Roberts. 2012. Shared cultural norms for justice in water institutions: Results from Fiji, Ecuador, Paraguay, New Zealand, and the U.S. Journal of Environmental Management 113: 370-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.09.010
Brewis, A. 2012. Big fat myths. In D. Dufour, A. Goodman and G. Pelto (eds), Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition. Oxford University Press, pp. 463-468. Link.
Brewis, A., and A. Wutich. 2012. Implicit versus explicit fat-stigma. American Journal of Human Biology 24:332-338. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22233
Brewis, A. 2012. Obesity and human biology: Toward a global perspective. American Journal of Human Biology 24:258-60. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22250
Wiley, A., JS. Allen, and A. Brewis. 2012. Human biology eats: Contemporary research and future directions. American Journal of Human Biology 24:107-109. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22232
Brewis, A., D. Hruschka, and A. Wutich. 2011. Vulnerability to fat-stigma in women’s everyday relationships. Social Science and Medicine 73:491-497. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.05.048
Hruschka, D., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, and B. Morin. 2011. Shared norms provide limited explanation for the social clustering of obesity. American Journal of Public Health 101:S295-S300.https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2010.300053
Brewis, A., A Wutich, A. Falletta-Cowden and I. Rodriguez-Soto. 2011. Body norms and fat stigma in global perspective. Current Anthropology52:269-276. https://doi.org/10.1086/659309
Hadley, C., A. Brewis, and I. Pike. 2010. Does less autonomy erode women’s health? Yes. No. Maybe. American Journal of Human Biology 22:103-110.https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.20959
Gartin, M., A. Brewis, and N. Schwartz. 2010. Non-prescription antibiotic therapy: Cultural models on both sides of the counter and both sides of the border. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 24(1):85-107. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1387.2010.01086.x
Brewis, A. and S. Lee 2010. Children’s work, earnings, and nutrition in urban Mexican shantytowns. American Journal of Human Biology 22 (1):60-68. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.20954
Lee, S. and A. Brewis 2009. Children’s autonomous food acquisition in Mexican shantytowns. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 48(6): 435–456. https://doi.org/10.1080/03670240903308232
Cutts, B., K. Darby, C. Boone, and A. Brewis. 2009. City structure, obesity, and environmental justice: An integrated analysis of physical and social barriers to walkable streets and park access. Social Science and Medicine 69:1314-1322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.08.020
Jehn, M, and A Brewis. 2009. Paradoxical malnutrition in mother-child pairs: Untangling the phenomenon of over- and under-nutrition in underdeveloped economies. Economics and Human Biology 7:28-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2009.01.007
Brewis, A. and M. Meyer. 2007. Child obesity in global perspective: Emergent risks related to social status, urbanism, and poverty. In Richard K. Flamembaum (ed), Global Dimensions of Childhood Obesity. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 51-68. Link.
Brewis, A, and M. Gartin. 2006. Biocultural constructions of obesogenic ecologies of childhood: Parental feeding versus young child eating strategies. American Journal of Human Biology 18:203-213. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.20491
Brewis, A. and M. Meyer. 2005. Demographic evidence that human ovulation is undetectable (at least in pair bonds). Current Anthropology46:465-471. https://doi.org/10.1086/430016
Brewis, A and M.Meyer. 2005. Marital coitus across the life course. Journal of Biosocial Science 37: 499-518. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002193200400690X
Brewis, A., and K. Schmidt. 2003. Gender variation in the identification of Mexican children’s psychiatric symptoms. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 17:376-393. https://doi.org/10.1525/maq.2003.17.3.376
Brewis, A. 2003. Biocultural aspects of obesity in young Mexican schoolchildren. American Journal of Human Biology 15:446-460.https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.10161
Brewis, A., K. Schmidt, and C. Amira Sanchez. 2003. Cross-cultural study of the childhood developmental trajectory of attention and impulse control. International Journal of Behavioral Development 27:174-181.https://doi.org/10.1080/0165025024400173
Brewis, A. 2002. Social and biological measures of hyperactivity and inattention: Are they measuring the same underlying constructs of child behavior? Social Biology 49:99-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/19485565.2002.9989052
Brewis, A., M. Meyer, and K. Schmidt. 2002. Does school, compared to home, provide a unique adaptive context for children’s ADHD-associated behaviors? A cross-cultural test. Cross-cultural Research 36 (4): 303-320. https://doi.org/10.1177/106939702237304
Brewis, A., K. Schmidt, and M. Meyer. 2002. On the biocultural study of children’s hyperactive and inattentive behavior. American Anthropologist 104(1):287-90.
Brewis, A. 2001. Gender conflict and co-operation in reproductive decision-making in Micronesia. Journal of the Polynesian Society 110(4): 391-400. Link.
Brewis, A., and D. Piñeda. 2001. Population variation in children’s behavioral symptomatology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 114(1): 54-60. https://doi.org/10.1002/1096-8644(200101)114:1<54::AID-AJPA1005>3.0.CO;2-1
Brewis, A., and S. Crismon. 2001. Kiribati. In Countries and their Cultures, edited by M. Ember and C. Ember. Macmillan Reference USA, NY, pp. 1195-1201. Link.
Brewis, A., K. Schmidt, and M. Meyer. 2000. ADHD-type behavior and harmful dysfunction in childhood: A cross-cultural model. American Anthropologist 102(4):823-28. https://doi.org/10.1525/aa.2000.102.4.823
Brewis, A., and S.T. McGarvey. 2000. Body image, body size, and Samoan ecological and individual modernization. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 39(2):105-120. https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2000.9991609
Brewis, A. 1999. Accuracy of attractive body judgment. Current Anthropology 40:548-53. https://doi.org/10.1086/200052
Brewis, A., S.T. McGarvey, and N. Tu`u`au-Potoi. 1998. Structure of family planning in Samoa. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 22(4)424-27. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-842X.1998.tb01407.x
Brewis, A., S.T. McGarvey, J. Jones, and B. Swinburn. 1997. Perceptions of body size in Pacific Islanders. International Journal of Obesity22:185-89. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0800562
Brewis, A., J. Laycock, and J. Huntsman. 1996. Birth non-seasonality on the Pacific equator. Current Anthropology 37(5)842-51.https://doi.org/10.1086/204567
Underwood, J., and A. Brewis. 1996. Coital rates, sex-selective infanticide and sex ratios at birth. Social Biology 43(1-2):134-35.https://doi.org/10.1080/19485565.1996.9988917
Brewis, A., P. Schoeffel-Meleisea, H. Mavoa, and K. Maconaghie. 1996. Gender and non-communicable disease in the Pacific. Pacific Health Dialog 3(1):107-112. Link.
Brewis, A., and K. Peddie. 1996. Hydatidiform mole pregnancy in Micronesian women. New Zealand Medical Journal, 9 February, 38-39. Link.
Brewis, A., G. Irwin, and J. Allen. 1995. Patterns of colonisation and the “thrifty genotype” in Pacific prehistory. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 4:361-65. Link.
Brewis, A. and G. Regmi. 1995. Post-partum amenorrhoea differentials in a rural Pacific island population. Perspectives in Human Biology 1:37-51. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812830418_0004
Brewis, A., and C. Cambie. 1995. Anti-fertility plants in traditional Pacific medicine. Australasian Science 16(4):40-43. Link.
Brewis, A. 1995. Fertility and analogy in Pacific prehistory. Asian Perspectives 34(1):1-20. Link.
Brewis, A., and J. Underwood. 1995. Sex ratios in Micronesia. Social Biology 41:280-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/19485565.1994.9988881
Brewis, A. 1994. Reproductive ethnophysiology and contraceptive use in a rural Micronesian population. Journal of the Polynesian Society103:53-74. Link.
Brewis, A. 1994. Secondary sex ratios and patterns of sexual behavior: A test of James’ proposition. In K. Campbell and J. Wood (eds), Human Reproductive Ecology: Interactions of Environment, Fertility, and Behavior. Proceedings of the New York Academy of Sciences vol. 703, pp. 225-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.1994.tb30409.x
Brewis, A., and J. Allen. 1994. Biological anthropological research in the Pacific. Journal of the Polynesian Society 103:7-10. Link.
Brewis, A. 1993. Sex ratios at birth in a Micronesian atoll population. Social Biology 40:207-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/19485565.1993.9988847
Brewis, A. 1993. Age and infertility in a Micronesian atoll population. Human Biology 65:593-609. Link.
Brewis, A. 1992. Sexually transmitted disease risk in a Micronesian population. Health Transition Review 2:195-213.Link.
Brewis, A., M. Molloy and D.Sutton. 1990. Modeling the prehistoric Maori population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 81:343-56.https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.1330810304
Brewis, A. 1989. Reconstructions of prehistoric fertility: The Maori case. Man and Culture in Oceania 5:21-36.https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.1330810304
Brewis, A. 1988. Assessing infant mortality in prehistoric New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 10:73-82.