"Futility, Knowledge, and the Social
Orchestration of Death in Botswana's Cancer Ward"
Monday, November 26, 2012, 3:30 pm Haskell 315
BA 1989 Tufts (Comparative Religion)
MA 1992 Boston University (African History)
MPH 1992 Boston University (Public Health in Developing Countries
PhD 2001 Emory (African History)
2012 Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic. Duke U Press
2005 Debility and Moral Imagination in Botswana. Indiana U Press.
2013 "The Social Phenomenology of the Next Epidemic: Pain and the Politics of Relief in Botswana's Cancer Ward," in Biehl & Petryna, eds. When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health. Princeton U Press, forthcoming.
2010 "To Vaccinate or Not? The HPV Dilemma for Children, Citizens, Families and Policy Makers" w/ K Wailoo, S. Epstein & R. Aronwitz in Wailoo, Livingston, Epstein & Aronowitz, eds. Three Shots at Prevention: The HPV Vaccine and the Politics of Medicine's Simple Solutions. Johns Hopkins U Press.
Same volume also contains: "Individualizing Risk: Medical Perils, Political Pathways, and the Cultural Framing of Vaccination under the Shadow of Sexuality"
2009 "Suicide, Risk, and Investment in the Heart of the African Miracle,"Cultural Anthropology 24(4): 652-680.
2008 "Disgust, Bodily Aesthetics, and the Ethic of Being Human in Botswana,"Africa 78(2): 288-307
2007 "Productive Misunderstandings and the Dynamism of Plural Medicine in Mid-century Bechuanaland," Journal of Southern African Studies, 33(4): 801-810,
2006 "Maintaining Local Dependencies: Elderly Women and Global Rehabilitation Agendas in Botswana," in J. Cole & D. Durham, eds, Generations and Globalization: Family, YOuth, and AGe in the New World Economy, Indiana U Press, 164-189.
2006 (Ed. w/ K. Wailoo & P. Guarnacchia) A Death Retold: Jessica Santillan, the Bungled Transpalant, and the Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship. U N. Carolina Press.
Contains: "Introduction: Chronicles of an Accidental Death."
and "The Politics of Second Chances: Waster, Futility, and the Debate over Jesica's Second Transplant," 119-141.
2003 "Reconfiguring Old Age: Elderly Women and Concerns over Care in Southeastern Botswana," Medical Anthropology 22(2) 205-231
2003 "Pregnant Children and Half-Dead Adults: Modern Living and the Quickening Life-Cycle in Botswana," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 77(1) 133-162