During the 2011-2012 academic year, I served as the president of Michigan State University’s Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA). Over the past academic year with BGSA, I have chaired the research symposium committee, an annual event that provides a supportive environment for graduate students to present their scholarship among peers.
For the 2012 SfAA’s, I will present an individual paper on the student panel, Activism Beyond the Classroom: Student Reflections on Activist Work, as part of an initiative headed by the SfAA Human Rights and Social Justice Committee.
For the 2011 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, I chaired and helped organize a double panel entitled, Redefining Insurance, Redefining Governance: U.S. Health Insurance Reform in Global Perspective, with Sarah Horton and Julie Armin. Members of the Society for Medical Anthropology’s Critical Anthropology of Global Health Interest Group released a statement on Health Insurance Reform. … Continue reading
At the 2011 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, I presented an individual paper entitled ‘Racialization of Illness:Clinician Perspectives on the Role of Race and Ethnicity in Health Disparities’. This research was drawn from a larger NIH funded project, ‘Clinicians’ Concepts of Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Management Of Chronic Illness’, headed by Linda M. Hunt, Professor … Continue reading
Since 2011, I have participated in Cultural Anthropology’s Editorial Intern Program. My first project involved creating a supplemental page for A. David Napier’s publication “NonSelf Help: How Immunology Might Reframe the Enlightenment” in February 2012 Cultural Anthropology volume. I also had the opportunity to interview Napier, which is also featured on the supplemental page here. … Continue reading