Current Issues in Medical Anthropology and Global Health Seminar Series

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Current Issues in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (MAGH) Seminar Series (ANTH 324/524)

During Autumn 2020, the Current Issues in MAGH seminar series will take place on Wednesdays 3:30-4:50. While this is also a class for credits, everyone is welcome to attend. 

Speaker Line Up:

Sept. 30  Dr. Julius Doyle, St. Johns University, New York, NY (and alum from UW Anthropology)
"Understanding the Effects of Racism and COVID-19 on Physical Health in African-Americans"

Oct. 7     Dr. Rachel Chapman, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
“Love in the Time of #BLM #M4BL:  Research Intertwining Syndemics of Racism and COVID-19”

Oct. 14   Dr. Ben Marwick, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
“What Does the Archaeological Record Reveal About the Human Experience of Past Epidemics?”

Oct. 21    Mama Amaan Team:  Dr. Muna Osman, Hodan Rage, Sumaya Mohamed, and Dr. Rachel Chapman
“Healing heart and soul: Decreasing COVID-19 Perinatal Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities through Home-Based Maternal Self-Monitoring and Self-Reporting of Blood Pressure, Stress and Depression”

Oct. 28   Dr. Sam Dubal, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
“Against Humanity:  A Treatment for a Pandemic of Institutionalized Racism”

Nov. 4   Hugo Puerto, Ph.C., Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Drs. Pablo Montoya and Ana Blanco, Sinergias, Bogotá, Colombia 
“Collective Action and the Importance of Storytelling during the Time of COVID-19 in the Colombian Amazon Region”

Nov. 11   No Class – Veterans Day

Nov. 18   Dr. Steve Goodreau, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
“Individual and Network Risk for COVID-19 Transmission:  Adventures in Public Science Communication”

Nov. 25   No Class - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2    Dr. Raphaël Rabanes, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
"Balancing in Imbalance: French Caribbean Struggles for Neurological Readaptation in the Face of Structural Racism and Institutional Neglect."

Dec. 9    Dr. James Pfeiffer, Departments of Anthropology and Global Health, University of Washington
“Syndemics, Pandemics, and Global Health Systems:  COVID and Debt Forgiveness in the Global South”