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Election Year Series

When I took over the Digital Editor position in January and started to plan the year for MAQ online, I couldn’t have imagined what 2020 was going to look like. Now, in the middle of a global health crisis and racial justice revolution, academic journals are examining their complicity in systems of inequality and thinking […]

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Datafied Care: Digital Health Technologies and Profitability in the US Health Care System

By Anthony Wright, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University, Camden | MAQ Election Year Series A central issue shaping the 2020 electoral debates is the role of public and private interests in the US health care system, and this issue has only grown more important since the emergence of COVID-19. Even during a pandemic that […]

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A Gun for the End of the World

By Joe Anderson (Edinburgh) | MAQ Election Year Series As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, I have watched gun rights organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA) find a profound sense of justification. I spent a year researching and learning to shoot with gun rights activists in Southern California and was struck by the fact that […]

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Reflecting on “#MeToo Meets Global Health: A call to action”

by Rachel Hall-Clifford (Agnes Scott College) and Arachu Castro (Tulane University) Within global health, we rarely discuss gender-based violence that occurs during fieldwork—even among those of us who study gender-based violence.  It becomes a different phenomenon when we have experienced it firsthand. In April 2018, during the Workshop on Ethically Managing Risk in Global Health […]

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Remarks on “#MeToo Meets Global Health: Gatekeepers and Missing Women

by Kimberly Theidon (Tufts University) I was pleased to be invited to provide remarks on “#MeToo Meets Global Health: A Call to Action.”  I approach the topic as someone who has been active in addressing campus sexual assault and harassment, and believe that many of the same factors that allow universities to remain sites of […]

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Anthropology and (Feminist) Collective Action: Naming and Eliminating Sexual Harassment in Anthropology and Global Health

by Gelya Frank (University of Southern California) The April 2019 Statement by Participants of the Global Health Fieldwork Ethics Workshop led by anthropology and public health scholars Rachel Hall-Clifford (Agnes Scott College) and Arachu Castro (Tulane University) makes a significant contribution to anthropology’s self-awareness as a profession and expectations for ethical conduct.[1] The Statement calls […]

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A Response to #MeToo Meets Global Health: A Call to Action

by Elizabeth Wirtz (Purdue University) The age of #MeToo calls for not only increased recognition of the pervasiveness of gender-based violence (GBV), but also concerted and sustained efforts to address the causes of and potential solutions to GBV. #MeToo Meets Global Health: A Call to Action exemplifies the type of public and collaborative work that […]

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US Military Burn Pits and the Politics of Health

by Kenneth MacLeish, Medicine, Health, and Society and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University and Zoë H. Wool, Department of Anthropology, Rice University   On June 7, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs (HCVA) held the first ever hearing on the health effects of the US military’s overseas burn pits. Most Americans have never heard of a burn […]

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The Stakes for Immigration and Mental Health

by Allison Bloom As we sat in the back office of a crisis center, Rosa recounted her darkest moment. An immigrant from Ecuador working a low-wage job, Rosa was facing seemingly insurmountable abuse from her husband. With few language skills, resources, or support, she had contemplated suicide as her only means of escape. Yet as […]

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Competing Agendas: Health Insurance Reform and Precision Medicine

By Emily Hammad Mrig When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Christy was suddenly confronted with numerous decisions about what to do next. Among the many decisions she had to make, Christy had to choose between a breast conserving surgery or a more invasive bilateral mastectomy to remove the cancerous tissue. Fearing a future cancer […]

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