Ramah McKay, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Trained as a socio-cultural and medical anthropologist, my research focuses on the politics of health in Mozambique. My first book, Medicine in the Meantime: The work of care in Mozambique (2018), traces the lives and afterlives of two transnational medical projects -- projects that enacted deeply divergent understandings of what care means, what it does, and who does it.

My ongoing research in and beyond Mozambique focuses on the making of transnational medical economies between Africa and India, and on the forms of knowledge production that they entail.

These interests also inform my teaching, which focuses on NGOs, humanitarianism and global health; health and healing in Africa; health, development, and environment; and transnational medicine. 

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