Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health (via Zoom)


Friday, March 5, 2021, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Online Only

“Spy, Patrol, Police: Black Life and the Production of Epidemiological Knowledge from Atlanta, Georgia to Freetown, Sierra Leone”

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)


Adia Benton, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Northwestern University.


Sadeq Rahimi

This seminar is cosponsored by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

This event is online only. Please click the "Read More" link for full instructions on how to attend this seminar.

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Please note: This meeting will be recorded.

Speaker Bio:

Adia Benton is an associate professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Northwestern University, where she is affiliated with the Science in Human Culture Program. Her first book, HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone, won the 2017 Rachel Carson Prize, which is awarded by the Society for Social Studies of Science to the best book in the field of Science and Technology Studies with strong social or political relevance. Professor Benton's body of work addresses transnational efforts to eliminate health disparities and inequalities, and the role of ideology in global health.