Event Title

Human Connection as Activism: Analysis of a Student Movement for Global Health

Presenter Information

Julie Christensen, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A154

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-26-2013 2:45 PM

End Date

4-26-2013 3:45 PM

Abstract

The fervor of student activism around issues of global health continues to grow in the United States. For this ethnographic project, I have been a participant-observer the past two years in the life of a nonprofit organization called GlobeMed, a largely student-led network of chapters with partners in community health organizations. I focus on the history and development of GlobeMed and explore the organizational structure and my own experience as a chapter founder. Next, I present life narratives of young people and social dynamics within the network. Finally, I analyze the way these components contribute to the dually humanitarian and professional field of global health.

Notes

Session II, Panel 6: Written on the Body: Inscriptions of Gender, Racialization, and Student Activism
Moderator: Greggor Mattson, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1368735040

Major

Anthropology

Advisor(s)

Baron Pineda, Anthropology

Project Mentor(s)

Baron Pineda, Anthropology
Crystal Biruk, Anthropology

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Apr 26th, 2:45 PM Apr 26th, 3:45 PM

Human Connection as Activism: Analysis of a Student Movement for Global Health

Science Center, A154

The fervor of student activism around issues of global health continues to grow in the United States. For this ethnographic project, I have been a participant-observer the past two years in the life of a nonprofit organization called GlobeMed, a largely student-led network of chapters with partners in community health organizations. I focus on the history and development of GlobeMed and explore the organizational structure and my own experience as a chapter founder. Next, I present life narratives of young people and social dynamics within the network. Finally, I analyze the way these components contribute to the dually humanitarian and professional field of global health.