Threading and unthreading: Trajectories of conflict, clinic, politics and social justice in Pelotas, Brazil

01/09/2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Stuart Hall, Room 105

Dominique P. Béhague is a social anthropologist and critical health scholar. She is currently Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London (summer term), and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She holds a MA in Anthropology (Bryn Mawr College, USA), a PhD in Social Anthropology (McGill University, Canada) and a MSc in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). Dominique's long-term ethnographic and epidemiological research in Southern Brazil explores how different kinds of adolescent psychopathologies and developmental trajectories unfold in response to social, economic, political, and psychiatric interventions. She has also conducted research on the politics of evidence-production in global health. Both of these projects are underpinned by an interest in the social life of epistemic values and ontological practices. Her research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the World Health Organization, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and The Wellcome Trust.

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