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 (2018), 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 between Africa and India, and on the forms of knowledge production that they entail.
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
Medicine in the Meantime: The Work of Care in Mozambique. 2018. Duke University Press.
Read the introduction here.
- "Conditions of life in the city: medicine and gendered relations in Maputo." JRAI 24(3): 1-18. 2018.
- "The view from the middle: lively relations of care, class, and medical labor in Maputo." Critical African Studies. 8(3): 278-290. 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.
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- Graduate Group in Anthropology
- Center for Africana Studies, Faculty affiliate
- Global Health
- History and anthropology of humanitarianism
- Critical approaches to development / Medicine and development
- Political economy of health and medicine
- HSOC 010, Health & Societies: Global Perspectives
- HSOC 206, Doing Good: Understanding Humanitarianism
- HSOC 421 Medicine and Development