REBECCA IRONS & SAHRA GIBBON
The past term has been tumultuous, to say the least.
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As the situation surrounding COVID-19 intensifies and concern mounts, many of us will be self-isolating and facing the next few weeks quarantined at home. This makes it an opportune moment to collectively gather our thoughts and reflect critically on the unfolding situation and the wider effects that this pandemic will have on humans and society.
Excavating and recreating the biosocial; birth cohorts as ethnographic object of inquiry and site of intervention
Sahra Gibbon & Michelle Pentecost
Paulina Pérez-Duarte Mendiola
MSc Medical Anthropology & Pediatrician
DR KELEKIAN: This treatment is the strongest thing we have to offer you. And, as research, it will make a significant contribution to our knowledge.
VIVIAN: Knowledge, yes.
W;t A Play by Margaret Edson
Yifan Lu, MSc Medical Anthropology
Attendance to the public’s engagement with, and acceptance of, biotechnologies is undoubtedly an important issue to breech for ‘scientists’, STS scholars, and anthropologists alike. However, this still remains only an emergent topic of discussion in China – an omission that the Newton Fund workshop “Promoting Social Embeddedness of New Biotechnologies”, held in October 2019 in Beijing – hoped to address.
“Let Them Talk About Stillbirth: Assessment on Societal Knowledge and Attitude Towards Stillbirth in Harar City”
Simegn Tadesss and Eyoel Taye, CHAMPS Ethiopia