“Economies of Blood in East Africa: From Witchcraft to Transfusions,” Dr. Melissa Graboyes

May 22, 2014
12:00 pmto1:15 pm

African_Studies_2014Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

African Studies Lecture Series Africa/Economies

Please join us Thursday, May 22nd, from 12-1.15 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room for the final lecture this year in the African Studies Lecture Series. The talk, titled “Economies of Blood in East Africa: From Witchcraft to Transfusions,” will be given by Dr. Melissa Graboyes.

Melissa Graboyes is the assistant director of the African Studies Program at the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in history from Boston University specializing in modern East Africa and medical history. She also received her masters in public health with an emphasis on medical ethics. Her research interests are broadly focused on the intersections of history, ethics and medicine. She has conducted archival and ethnographic research in Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar, and Great Britain, and was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. She is completing a book manuscript, “The Experiment Must Continue: Medical Research and Ethics in East Africa, 1940-2014.”

Graboyes has also worked as a public health practitioner in Tanzania for Population Services International and within the United States for Planned Parenthood. For more information about Dr. Graboyes, visit www.uoregon.edu/~graboyes For more information on this and other upcoming lectures contact africa@uoregon.edu or visit our website http://africa.uoregon.edu/lecture-series-and-events/african-studies-lecture-series This event is free and open to the public.