Counting Deaths: A Historical Look at Black Infant Mortality

Location: 
Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)
Co-sponsored by: 
PRSS/Dorothy Roberts
Date: 
September 21, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title: 
Assistant Professor in African and African American Studies and History
Affiliation: 
Brandeis University
Speaker Biographies: 

Wangui Muigai is a historian of medicine and science. Her research focuses on race and health, the politics of reproduction, and the histories of childbirth and childhood. Currently, she is working on a book project on black infant mortality in the U.S. from slavery to the present day. Her scholarship has been supported by several fellowships and grants including through the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Association for the History of Medicine, Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, and the John Hope Franklin Center for African and African American History and Culture.