I will be attending the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), which is in Santa Fe, New Mexico this year. I will be presenting on a panel on Wednesday, the 29th and will be attending the Peter K. New Panel session on Thursday, the 30th as the 3rd place winner.
This event is open to the public and is generally a scholarly discussion works in progress. I will be workshopping a new manuscript for a future article, on the topic of rumors, organizational culture, and social interactions in the hospital setting.
I will be defending my PhD dissertation at the University of Amsterdam. The defense is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
Because I am defending my dissertation in Amsterdam, I will be giving a brief presentation of my work at Washington University so those not able to be present in Amsterdam can still see the culmination of my research. Following the brief (~30 minutes) presentation, I will take questions and comments and then we will enjoy cake and champagne to celebrate.
Paper Presentation on Friday, November 18th at 8:00am.
Chair of a panel starting at 1pm, November 18th.
From August 28th, 2016 through January 10th, 2017 I will be based in The Netherlands as I finish up my dissertation and coordinate the details of my joint degree with the Universiteit van Amsterdam. I am particularly looking forward to the opportunity to work with and learn from some new European colleagues. If you will be around, either in Amsterdam or elsewhere in Europe, I would love to hear from you!
I'm working together with another PhD candidate from NYU to put together a panel entitled "Health Systems in the Global South: New Ethnographic Approaches." I'm looking forward to a good line-up of papers and some excellent discussion. Further details will be posted once available!
Held at the University of Sussex and put on by the European Association of Social Anthropologists Medical Anthropology Network.
This conference is exploring the intersections of anthropology and global health. I'll be giving a paper entitled "Ethnography as Mediator Between Communities and Maternal Healthcare Providers in Rukwa, Tanzania."
I'll be giving a CME (continuing medical education) talk in Arusha, Tanzania on maternal mortality and how we can move towards a more comprehensive and integrated understanding of what causes maternal deaths. Afterwards, I will be participating in a panel discussion with fellow speakers.
I will be giving a presentation on the homebirth community of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, based on research I did with this population in 2011 and 2012 for a class entitled "Cultures of Science and Technology." I chose to conduct participant observation and interviews with this community as a response to the over medicalization of pregnancy and birth. I sought to explore ways in which this community was responding to the effects of technology and biomedical interventions in pregnancy and birth.