Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University
Monir Moniruzzaman is a medical anthropologist jointly appointed in the Anthropology Department and Center for Ethics and Humanities at Michigan State University. His research into organ trafficking — based on challenging ethnographic fieldwork with organ sellers, buyers, brokers, and doctors — spans more than a decade, and has been published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, American Journal of Bioethics, and by the School of American Research. Moniruzzaman has testified before the US Congress Human Rights Commission and US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His work has been widely recognized by media outlets including The Atlantic, AFP, BBC, CBC, and HBO. Based on his work, two multimedia installations were exhibited in art galleries in Canada.