Writing about Health in Times of Transition: Supporting New and Emerging Voices in Sudan and Ethiopia

The workshop(s) for this project take place in Sudan and Ethiopia
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This workshop proposal consists of two 5-day workshops–the first in Khartoum, Sudan, and the second in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – that engage new and emerging voices at the intersection of anthropology and medicine. This project is located in contexts of transition. In 2018, reformist Abiy Ahmed became Prime Minister of Ethiopia and in 2019 Omar-al-Bashir was ousted as dictator of Sudan after protests and violence.

The workshops will bring together early career academics who are at the front lines of change and are working towards becoming leading academics in their country. Participants include 10 academics from each country – half being women. Participants from social science and health backgrounds will be selected and will attend both workshops. The workshops will emphasise South-South learning and collaboration between Ethiopia and Sudan and are designed to equip participants with the skills to publish in social science journals and to develop regional networks.

Workshop Team: Dr Caroline Ackley, University of Sussex; Dr Nafisi Bedri, Ahfad University for Women; Dr Timothy Carroll, University College London; Dr Aaron Parkurst, University College London; Professor Getnet Tadele, Addis Ababa University; Dr Tahra Al Mahdi, Ahfad University for Women

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