Dr. Kylea Liese on “When Mothers Don’t Count: Data and Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality”

Date / Time

February 4, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


BSB 3160


We invite you all to our Second Year Speaker Series Spring 2019, organized by second-year graduate students at the Department of Anthropology at UIC.

Dr. Kylea Liese is a medical anthropologist and practicing nurse-midwife in the Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Science at UIC’s College of Nursing. Situated at the intersection of anthropology and public health, her work examines the causal pathways and unforeseen consequences that link reproduction and health disparities. Her talk will draw on ethnographic and survey data from three disparate socio-cultural contexts in Central Asia, Malawi and the United States to examine how healthcare access and quality impact women’s livelihoods and perinatal outcomes.  Using reproductive justice and structural violence as conceptual paradigms, these projects illustrate the ways in which epidemiological disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality expose social vulnerabilities and are actually embedded in healthcare access, delivery and quality.


Title: When Mothers Don’t Count: Data and Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Date: Monday, February 4th

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: BSB 3160

For further details, please contact us at anthropology.uic@gmail.com.

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