UCL Anthropocene


Dr Jennie Gamlin

Academic position: Associate Professor

Department: Institute for Global Health

Email: j.gamlin@ucl.ac.uk

UCL website: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=JBGAM46


Jennie Gamlin is Associate Professor at the UCL Institute for Global Health and deputy director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health. She teaches Critical Medical Anthropology and Gender and Global Health. Jennie’s current research explores the coloniality of gender and maternal health in Mexican indigenous Wixárika communities, with whom she has worked since 2009. Her current work is exploring how gender was reconstructed in the process of colonialism and independence and how this has shaped reproductive choices, how women give birth and gender dynamics in kinship groups and communities. Jennie’s work engages with Anthropocene questions of indigenous knowledge and knowledge categories as these relate to social, community and human wellbeing. As with her previous research project on structural vulnerability, Jennie’s research seeks to understand encounters between Wixárika ontologies and medical epistemologies shaped by relationships with cosmos, non-humans and environment, and biomedical healthcare structures.

Research Projects:

Current research project: "Gender, health and the afterlife of colonialism: engaging new problematisations to improve maternal and infant survival"



Gender and Global Health, GLBH 0038