Judy Pugh

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology
  • Core Faculty Member, Asian Studies Center
  • Core Faculty Member, Muslim Studies Program


Research Interests

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • South Asia


“Pain in Indian culture: conceptual and clinical perspectives.”  In Todd, Knox and Incayawar, Mario (eds.).  Pain, Genes, and Analgesia: Understanding and Managing Pain in Diverse Populations.  Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.  (2012) In press.

“The semantics of pain in Indian culture and medicine.”  In Helman, Cecil G. (ed.).  Medical Anthropology.  Series: The International Library of Essays in Anthropology.  Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing.  2008.

“Concepts of arthritis in India’s medical traditions:Ayurvedic and Unani perspectives.”  In Whitaker, Elizabeth D. (ed.).  Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective.  Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall.  Pp. 41-52.  2006.  

Turner, Jane, Pugh, Judy, Budiani, Debra.  “‘It’s always continuing: first-year medical students’ perspectives on chronic illness.”  Academic medicine 80(2):183-188.  2005.

“The language of pain in India.”  In Classen, Constance (ed.).  The Book of Touch.  Oxford: Berg Publishers.  Pp. 115-118.  2005.