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Mexico Virtual Lecture Series


Location: via Zoom

Doctors on the March: (Extra) Ordinary Practice, Violence, and Protests

Vania Smith-Oka

Vania Smith-Oka is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology and faculty fellow at both the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Eck Institute for Global Health.

Dr. Smith Oka is a medical anthropologist and recipient of an NDI Mexico Faculty grant. Her research examines medicine and culture in Mexico, including the role of gender for health outcomes in rural and indigenous communities. Dr. Smith Oka’s recent project looks at decisions that physicians make when caring for women and patients from marginalized groups. NDI has supported this research and her collaboration with Universidad Anáhuac Puebla.

The Mexico Virtual Lecture Series is a weekly event highlighting the current work and partnerships between the University of Notre Dame and Mexico. Lecture topics include economic development and public finance, medicine and culture, and the spread of vector-borne diseases in Mexico. 

The series is intended for a general audience and can be viewed via Zoom. Pre-registration for the session is requested and the Zoom link will be made available once registration is received. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Indicated event times are Eastern Daylight Time (10:00am - 11:30am CDT).