New Sites of Healing: African Independent Churches and the advent of Religious Birthing Home

March 30, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Ogechukwu Williams’ current research focuses on childbirth as a central site of medical, cultural, and imperial contestations in Nigeria's colonial and post-colonial era. Through an historical analysis of reproductive medicine, she highlights the importance of a plural medical structure that approaches healthcare through a cultural, religious, and biomedical lens. Her teaching and research interests include the history of medicine in Africa and the African diaspora, early and modern Africa, Africa and globalization, women's history, indigenous health systems, medicine and social justice, and wartime medicine. She is co-author of Writing the Nigeria-Biafra War.

African Studies Program Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series / History Department Colloquium

Location and Address

3703 Posvar Hall