Monday Colloquium: Julie Livingston

Julie Livingston

Associate Professor 
Department of History
Rutgers University - New Brunswick

speaking on

"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"
and                                         "HPV Skepticism and Vaccination as Governance: The US and Africa as a Lens into the North-South Divide"

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

  • Begins: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:30pm
  • Ends: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:00pm
  • Location: Haskell 315
  • Address: 5836 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

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