Ugo F. Edu

chancellor's postdoctoral fellow

university of california, davis

Medical Anthropology, PhD

International Health, MPH


MY WORK

medical anthropologist. playwright. black feminist. 

Current Research: 1) Beauty and the Black: Aesthetics, Race, and Sterilization in Brazil, traces the influence of an economy of race, aesthetics, and sexuality on reproductive and sterilization practices of women in Brazil.   2) Reproductive and Sexual Affective Engagements: Anthropological and Theatrical Collaborations--explores women's reproductive and sexual engagements through theatrical devising technique "Moment Work." 3) Precision Public Health in collaboration with Laura Mamo and Martha Kenney at SFSU. 

Current Research:

1) Beauty and the Black: Aesthetics, Race, and Sterilization in Brazil, traces the influence of an economy of race, aesthetics, and sexuality on reproductive and sterilization practices of women in Brazil.  

2) Reproductive and Sexual Affective Engagements: Anthropological and Theatrical Collaborations--explores women's reproductive and sexual engagements through theatrical devising technique "Moment Work."

3) Precision Public Health in collaboration with Laura Mamo and Martha Kenney at SFSU. 

Future Research: 1) Global Genital Modification Mapping Project 2) Capoeira Angola and Health Disparities

Future Research:

1) Global Genital Modification Mapping Project

2) Capoeira Angola and Health Disparities

Playwriting: "Securing Ties" is my first full length theatrical play based on my dissertation work. Currently being edited after first public reading at UC Berkeley, May 4, 2016. Works-in-progress: "Genitally Modified;" "Mbakara Edi Ekpo;" "Untitled." 

Playwriting:

"Securing Ties" is my first full length theatrical play based on my dissertation work. Currently being edited after first public reading at UC Berkeley, May 4, 2016. Works-in-progress: "Genitally Modified;" "Mbakara Edi Ekpo;" "Untitled." 

Teaching:  I have taught gender and women studies and medical anthropology courses at the undergraduate level at both UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

Teaching: 

I have taught gender and women studies and medical anthropology courses at the undergraduate level at both UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.


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