Johanna Crane: Who is Global Health For? Tenacious Assumptions in Global Health Science

April 9, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

150409_Crane_poster_WEBBrowsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

A Public Talk

Johanna Crane is a medical anthropologist with a background in English whose research brings together history, science, technological studies, medical humanities, bioethics, and global health. Her book Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science examines the changing U.S. response to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. With a focus on Uganda, Crane’s research shows how, in less than a decade, Africa went from being a continent largely excluded from American advancements in HIV/AIDS medicine to an area of central concern in the transnational production of medical knowledge, research money, and pharmaceutical profiteering. She teaches at the University of Washington-Bothell.

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Narrative, Health, and Social Justice Research Interest Group.