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Emily Vasquez - "Treating Risk, Deepening Inequality: Narratives of Biomedical Prevention in Mexico"

When: Monday, March 6, 2023
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Janet Hundrieser   (847) 491-3525

Group: Science in Human Culture Program - Klopsteg Lecture Series

Category: Lectures & Meetings



Emily Vasquez, University of Illinois at Chicago


"Treating Risk, Deepening Inequality: Narratives of Biomedical Prevention in Mexico"




Emily Vasquez is an ethnographer of science, medicine, and public health. Drawing on the sociology of health and medicine, science and technology studies (STS), and critical race studies, her research examines how social inequalities—including processes of racialization—are entangled with and reinforced by the production of expert knowledge in these fields. She studies these issues in the context of global health initiatives and policy, especially global and national-level responses to epidemics of chronic disease. She has published on these issues in journals such as Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, American Anthropologist, Perspectives on Science, and Global Public Health and has taught and lectured on them at institutions including Columbia University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed her PhD in sociology and public health in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University with a dissertation entitled, “(Pre)diabetic Nation: Diagnosing Risk and Medicalizing Prevention in Mexico.” This project drew on 20 months of multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork supported by the National Science Foundation (Science, Technology, and Society Program) and the ACLS/Mellon Foundation. Previously, she earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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