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Facing the Black maternal mortality crisis

April 28, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:20pm
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF WITH A STANFORD EMAIL ADDRESS.

Tara Dosumu Diener is an award-winning educator, committed to mentoring other first-generation low income (FLI) scholars and currently teaching in Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric. After receiving a Ph.D. in Anthropology and History from the University of Michigan and a Master's in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society from Michigan State University, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford's Thinking Matters program and at the Center for Biomedical Ethics. Her research has used childbirth as a lens to examine structural violence, institutional biopolitics, and reproductive health in West Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her approach, informed by a decade of practice as a Registered Nurse, is explicitly intersectional and interdisciplinary, combining archival and ethnographic methods to illuminate vernacular histories of clinical practice and biotechnology. Her work has been published in The Canadian Journal of African Studies and Technology’s Stories by Technology and Culture, and her manuscript, the first ethnographic history of obstetrics in Sierra Leone, will be completed in summer 2021.

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Communication, Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Program, Center for African Studies, Center for Innovation in Global Health, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Center for South Asia, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Bioengineering, African & African American Studies, Program in Human Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of, Science, Technology and Society, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Department of Anthropology
Contact Email: 
jwreid@Stanford.edu