Feminist Global Health as Peace Research: Lessons from Breast Cancer Advocates in Nigeria
In Nigeria, breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in women as well as the deadliest. In response to this growing epidemic, several Nigerian breast cancer advocacy organizations have emerged in recent years. In this recording of the March 23, 2017 Grace K. Baruch Memorial Lecture, Catia C. Confortini, Ph.D. discusses the lessons she learned from those advocates and her co-authored work in progress that employs a feminist peace studies lens to examine the global health approaches these institutions take in response to the emerging cancer epidemics in Nigeria. The presentation was part of the Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar Series.
Catia C. Confortini, Ph.D. is an associate professor of peace and justice studies at Wellesley College as well as a member of the WCW Council of Advisors. Her research interests focus on the contribution of women's peace activism to peace studies as an academic field and as a practice.
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