Kristin Harper reviews A Fraught Embrace: The Romance & Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa. Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins provide a scathing, often funny, and always compassionate look at donor-sponsored AIDS prevention programs in Malawi.
Recently, UC Berkeley Professor Jason Corburn was awarded an 18-month grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his project “Learning from Slum Upgrading for Building Healthy Communities.” Here, we interview him about his planned [...]
This week, IAPHS member Kristin Harper interviews medical anthropologist Emily Mendenhall (Georgetown University) about a recent series of articles on the concept of syndemics that she spearheaded in The Lancet. In these articles, Mendenhall and [...]
An interview with primatologist Jenny Tung This week, IAPHS member Kristin Harper interviewed primatologist Jenny Tung of Duke University about her recent article “Social status alters immune regulation and response to infection in macaques,” which [...]
Congress debates what to do about the Affordable Care Act Although one of the Republican Party’s main goals for years has been to repeal the Affordable Care Act, just how to do it -- and [...]