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CCWgH lecture April 22nd

Presentation by Marissa Mika (UC-Berkeley)

Apr 22, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

273 SSH

On April 22nd, Marissa Mika, a visiting researcher at UC-Berkeley, will join the Cross-Cultural Women's and gender History Consortium, jointly sponsored by the Women and Gender in the World Cluster, to give a presentation entitled "'This is a Ladies Unit': Radiotherapy, Technopolitics, and History in Postcolonial Uganda."

What are the techno-politics of radiotherapy? How do they shape the ethical and practical realities of cancer care today in one corner of the Global South? This talk examines a case study of a radiotherapy bunker at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, which catered to 80% female patients. Using gender as a lens of analysis, this lecture investigates a regional history of cancer care.

Refreshments will be served.