Amaranth Weiss

Barnard 244A


Amaranth Weiss is a cultural and linguistic anthropologist specializing in age, temporality, and the life course. Her current research focuses on age identity among young women living with chronic illnesses and disabilities in the United States. She has also conducted research on the linguistic production of age identity among students in early-entry college programs. Ms. Weiss serves as the faculty advisor of IDEA, an on-campus organization for students living with chronic medical conditions, and teaches health education classes as part of the ENPOWR Project of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.


  • Post-Master’s Certificate in University and College Teaching, UNC Charlotte, proj. 2020
  • MA, Anthropology, Brandeis University
  • BA, Anthropology, UNC Charlotte


  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology Lab
  • Anthropology of Time
  • Race and Anthropology
  • Science, Technology, and Society: Disability and Technology (Liberal Studies)


  • Age, temporality, and the life course
  • Chronic illness and disability studies
  • Medical anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology


“Telling the Body’s Time: Narrative and the Construction of Age Identity among Young Women with Chronic Illness,” to be presented at Chronicity and Crisis: An International Conference on Time in the Medical Humanities, Montclair State University, New Jersey, October 2019