Ugo F. Edu

Assistant Professor

african american studies

university of california, los angeles

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) A Homegrown Response to a Demographic Crisis

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) A Homegrown Response to a Demographic Crisis

Publications (Some):   1) 2018. When Doctors Don't Tie: Hierarchical Medicalization, Reproduction, and Sterilization in Brazil.  Medical Anthropology Quarterly , 32(4): 556-573.  https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12475   2) Ruth Goldstein,  Ugo F. Edu , and Patricia Alvarez Astacio. 2017. Collaborations: Envisioning an Engaged Multimodal Future for Anthropology, "History of Anthropology Newsletter 41: http://histanthro.org/an-engaged-multimodal-future/   3) 2016. Black Bodies Matter: Black Lives Matter.  Anthropology News , 57(3):18.  4) 2016. Untangling Discursive Sexualities: Afro-Brazilian Women, Sterilization and Identity Movements in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, in  Human Rights, Race, and Resistance , eds. Toyin Falola and Cacee Hoyer. Routledge Press, New York.

Publications (Some):

1) 2018. When Doctors Don't Tie: Hierarchical Medicalization, Reproduction, and Sterilization in Brazil. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 32(4): 556-573. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12475

2) Ruth Goldstein, Ugo F. Edu, and Patricia Alvarez Astacio. 2017. Collaborations: Envisioning an Engaged Multimodal Future for Anthropology, "History of Anthropology Newsletter 41:http://histanthro.org/an-engaged-multimodal-future/

3) 2016. Black Bodies Matter: Black Lives Matter. Anthropology News, 57(3):18.

4) 2016. Untangling Discursive Sexualities: Afro-Brazilian Women, Sterilization and Identity Movements in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, in Human Rights, Race, and Resistance, eds. Toyin Falola and Cacee Hoyer. Routledge Press, New York.

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. It was a Semifinalist for the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival. 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. It was a Semifinalist for the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival. 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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