Seminar:"Scrambling for Africa: The Politics of Partnership in Global Health Research" by Johanna Crane.

Event Information
Event Date: 
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 3:00am

Johanna Crane, Assistant Professor at School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington will be giving a seminar: "Scrambling for Africa:The Politics of Partnership in Global Health Research" at MISR on wednesday 14th May 2014.


This talk takes an anthropological approach to understanding international research collaboration and the power dynamics inherent within global health science.  Through an ethnographic account of a research partnership between U.S. and Ugandan HIV researchers, I describe the benefits and challenges brought by the recent influx of global health funding into Uganda’s clinics and universities.  I argue that while research collaborations provide important scientific and career opportunities for both American and Ugandan researchers, they also bring new inequalities that sometimes work to exclude African researchers from equal participation in global health science.

Time: 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Venue: Seminar Room 1

You are all invited to attend the lectures
You are all invited to attend the lectures
You are all invited to attend the lectures

Limited seating, Pre-Registration required.
For information or to pre-register, contact: Mr. Denis Wandera:

Background readings are available in MISR Library.


Johanna Crane is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington – Bothell, where she coordinates the major in Science, Technology, and Society and teaches in the Global Studies program.  She has held fellowships at Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the National Institutes of Health and has published in the Lancet, AIDS & Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, Social Studies of Science, Behemoth, and BioSocieties

Her most recent research documents the power dynamics that underlie global health research partnerships. Her book Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science (Cornell University Press, 2013) uses ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the U.S. and Uganda to track how Africa moved from being largely excluded from advancements in HIV medicine to become a key locus of knowledge production in global health science and HIV research.  Dr. Crane earned her Ph.D. from the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Program in Medical Anthropology in 2007, her M.A. in Anthropology from San Francisco State University in 1999, and her B.A. in English from Wesleyan University in 1993.

Event Venue
MISR Seminar Room 1

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