Feb 4 2019

An Afternoon with Dr. Kylea Liese

Second Year Speaker Series

February 4, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


BSB 3160


1007 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. 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 howhealthcare 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.


Anthropology Front Office

Date posted

Jan 31, 2019

Date updated

Jan 31, 2019