S. Lochlann Jain is an associate professor of medical and legal anthropology at Stanford University. Jain is the author of Injury, a book on how human injury takes place and is understood in relation to corporate, legal, and personal power. Her second book, in progress, examines cancer as a key modality through which American high-tech is experienced and explained.
Jain was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in 2011, was a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center in 2010, a Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences in 2011, and was a National Humanities Center Fellow in 2006.
Her other research interests include the history of exploration and outdoor adventure and art and design.