“Partial stories: Maternal Death in Malawi”

April 09, 2019
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
McMillan Hall, G052, Danforth Campus

This Anthropology Colloquium will feature Dr. Claire Wendland’s reflections on her research project in Malawi, which explores explanations for maternal death in a context in which mortality rates are very high while the uncertainties surrounding any given death are substantial.

About the speaker

Claire Wendland, MD, PhD, FACOG
Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. Wendland worked in the Navajo area of the Indian Health Service both at Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility and at Gallup Indian Medical Center, where she was Chief of the Ob-Gyn Department, before turning to medical anthropology. Her areas of active research and teaching are primarily related to international health and to health care among underserved populations, with a particular interest in maternal mortality.

Event Sponsors: Co-sponsored by the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, the Department of Anthropology and the Africa Initiative