Wellcome Unit Seminars, Monday 1st December

Michaelmas Term 2014 Seminar Series
‘Disease, Health, and Medicine since 1800’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison, University of Oxford

Week 8 – 1 December

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt

Cressida Jervis Read, University of Oxford

‘Metropolitan mosquitoes: Tracing the emergence of dengue fever in urban India.’

Cressida Jervis-Read is a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine exploring the politics of water, health and urbanisation in contemporary India as part of a wider research programme at the Unit entitled ‘The Challenge of Urbanisation: Health and the Global City’.Cressida Jervis-Read

Prior to this she taught social anthropology and development studies as a Teaching Fellow in Anthropology at University College London. She completed her DPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex looking at the spatial dimensions of the politics of development in Delhi.

Her research interests include urban ethnography, the anthropology of development, urbanisation, infrastructure and health.

Selected Publications:

“Un-Settlement: Demolition, Home Remaking, and the Everyday Politics of Citizenship in a Low-Income Delhi Neighborhood.” Home Cultures 11(2): 197–218.

“A Place in the City: Narratives of ‘emplacement’ in a Delhi Resettlement Neighbourhood.” Ethnography 13, no. 1 (2012): 87–101

“Frontier Town: Marking Boundaries in a Delhi Resettlement Colony 30 Years On.” In Sarai Reader 07: Frontiers, edited by Ravi Sundaram et al, 516–526. Delhi: Sarai: The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 2007.