Between Womb and Home: Pregnancy, NICUs, and the Afterlife of Slavery

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Kent Family Anthropology Speaker Series presents Between Womb and Home: Pregnancy, NICUs, and the Afterlife of Slavery by Dana-Ain Davis, Ph.D., MPH.

Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are reified for their technological prowess because of how they shift notions of viability and saving. In this talk, Davis explores how race is negotiated within the space of the NICU. She takes up this inquiry to situate NICUs not only as saving technology but also as a space where disparate practices of race are enacted. This ethnographic account draws upon professional black women's experiences and their relationship to the NICUs.

Hosted by UCF Department of Anthropology. Co-sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies Program, School of Social Work, Department of Sociology, the Committee on Diversity, and the College of Health and Public Affairs.

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