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Postcolonial perspectives on urban epidemiology

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Thursday, 26th April 2018 11:00 – 18:00 Small Lecture Theatre Department of Geography free workshop

Recent outbreaks of dengue fever, zika, ebola, and other diseases remind us that the urban landscapes of late modernity and processes of urbanization provide fresh opportunities for pathogenic agents and disease vectors. At the same time, long-standing colonial imaginaries of tropical environments, racialized bodies, and pathways of contagion continue to delineate technological, spatial, and regulatory norms as well as quotidian encounters. This workshop seeks to build an interdisciplinary conversation about urban infectious and epidemic disease through a postcolonial lens, probing how the material, spatial, and political landscapes of colonial and postcolonial modernity inform ongoing vulnerabilities, multi-species relationships, and public health frameworks.

Participants include Andrea Bagnato, Uli Beisel, Nandini Bhattacharya, Laurie Denyer Willis, Matthew Gandy, Steve Hinchliffe, Michelle Pentecost, Nida Rehman, Freddie Stephenson, and Meike Wolf.

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