The Council on African Studies Lecture Series presents:
Adeola Oni-Orisan, medical anthropologist and resident physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine: “Everyday Miracles & Mysteries: A Poetics of Maternal Death & Survivial in Nigeria.”
Adeola Oni-Orisan specializes in critical race theory, black feminist studies, and science, technology, and society studies. She has conducted research on issues related to reproductive health, health disparities, religion, secularism, and the politics of knowledge. Her book project, “To Be Delivered: Pregnant and Born Again in Nigeria” is an ethnographic and historical exploration of the lived experiences of pregnant women as they navigate intersecting yet competing systems of care proposed by state, church, and international development organizations in search of successful deliveries. She received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and her Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley.