The Anthropology Department will present a free public talk by Dr. Jessica Newman (Yale University) on Tuesday, March 13, at 5 p.m. in Red Dragon Theater.
In her presentation titled, “ ‘The Question Mark’: Ambiguity and Fleeting Contact in a Moroccan Maternity Ward,” Dr. Newman examines the gaps between formal rights and care by focusing on the experiences of single mothers at a public maternity hospital in Morocco’s capital city, Rabat. For single mothers, the hospital is an ambiguous space where care is not guaranteed. Similarly, single mothers’ uncertain legal status complicates doctor-patient interactions and often results in fleeting, unresolved relations of care. The talk draws from her multi-sited, mixed-methods research in Morocco.
The talk will be especially interesting for students and faculty in social science and medicine, women’s and gender studies and studies of north Africa.
The event is part of the AnthropologyTALKS series and is sponsored by the Public Events Committee, Anthropology Department and Anthropology Club.