Sherine Hamdy is a medical anthropologist and assistant professor of Anthropology and the Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University. Her interests are at the intersections with science studies and contemporary Islamic thought and she currently works on issues related to medicine, environmental health, biotechnologies, reproduction, and organ transplantation. Her 2008 article "When the State and Your Kidneys Fail: Political Etiologies in an Egyptian dialysis unit" won the Rudolph Virchow award from the Society of Medical Anthropology. Her book: Our Bodies Belong to God: Islam, Organ Transplants, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt will be published in the Fall 2011 with the University of California Press. She will be a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton 2011-2012.