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GHP Thursday Brown Bag Seminar: Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health
October 7th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please join the Department of Global health and Population on Thursday, October 7thfrom 1-2pm (EST) via zoom for this week’s Brown Bag Seminar.
Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health
Thursday, October 7th from 1-2pm (EST) via zoom
No registration is required, and the seminar is open to all.
Featuring Eugene Richardson, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician, and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices–from epidemiological modeling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference–play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global inequities. Drawing on postcolonial theory, medical anthropology, and critical science studies, Richardson demonstrates the ways in which the flagship discipline of epidemiology has been shaped by the colonial, racist, and patriarchal system that had its inception in 1492.