Sokhieng Au received a PhD from the University of California Berkeley, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Her global health interests include the history and cultural understandings of medicine, the human body, and disease. In relation to these overarching topics, she researches and teaches on global circulations, exchanges, and inequities in: humanitarian aid, expertise, materials, techniques, and cultural and professional values. Her published research ranges from a study of dissection in the Belgian Congo to an edited volume on the 2014 West African Ebola epidemic.
She has lived and worked in the US, South America, the French Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. She has taught at UC Berkeley, Northwestern University (Evanston IL), Catholic University Leuven (Belgium), Pannasastra University (Cambodia) and worked with Doctors Without Borders.
Her first monograph was: Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia,” University of Chicago Press, 2011.
- Co-editor with Michiel Hofman, The Politics of Fear: MSF and the West African Ebola Epidemic, Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Co-editor with Kaat Wils and Raf de Bont, Bodies Beyond Borders: Moving anatomies 1750-1950, KU Leuven Press, 2017.
- "Cutting the Flesh: Surgery, Autopsy and Cannibalism in the Belgian Congo." Medical history 61.2 (2017): 295-312. Open access through https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/8C573B063DB5870F0D9A54CF5CCF1887/S0025727317000059a.pdf/div-class-title-cutting-the-flesh-surgery-autopsy-and-cannibalism-in-the-belgian-congo-div.pdf