Ph.D Stanford University
Trained as a socio-cultural and medical anthropologist, my research focuses on the politics of health in Mozambique. My first book, Medicine in the Meantime: The work of care in Mozambique (forthcoming), traces the lives and afterlives of two transnational medical projects -- projects that enacted deeply divergent understandings of what care means, what it does, and who does it.
My ongoing research in and beyond Mozambique focuses on the making of transnational medical economies in Africa, exploring how the politics of life are made and medical practice constituted in emerging and frontier economies.
These interests also inform my teaching, which focuses on NGOs, humanitarianism and global health; health and healing in Africa; health, development, and environment; and transnational medicine.
Critical global health; humanitarianism and development; history and temporality; the anthropology of biomedicine; southern and lusophone Africa
"The view from the middle: lively relations of care, class, and medical labor in Maputo." Critical African Studies. 2016. 8(3): 278-290.
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"The productivity of crisis." In African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility. Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2016.
"Documentary Disorders: Managing Medical Multiplicity in Maputo, Mozambique." American Ethnologist39(3):545-561. 2012.
"Afterlives: Humanitarian Histories and Critical Subjects in Mozambique." Cultural Anthropology27(2):286-309. 2012.
"Ethnography as Political Critique: A review essay." Anthropological Quarterly 85(4): 1209-1228. With João Biehl. 2012.
Graduate Group in Anthropology
History and anthropology of humanitarianism
Critical approaches to development
HSOC 010, Health & Societies: Global Perspectives
HSOC 206, Doing Good: Understanding Humanitarianism
HSOC 421 Medicine and Development