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Zaslow, Rachel

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Email: rzaslow@gmail.com

Research Interests

Narratives of women's health in Northern Uganda and issues of representation in humanitarian aid.

Biographical Notes

Rachel Zaslow seeks interdisciplinary approaches to bridging gaps between culture and medicine. She holds a Master's in Performance Studies and teaches courses about Women’s Health, War and Trauma, Gender and Development as well as the intersections between Narrative and Medicine.  Rachel is the Executive Director of Mother Health International, an NGO that supports high volume midwifery model of care centers in Uganda, Senegal, and Haiti. She co-founded Earth Birth: International Women’s Health Collective to promote local practice, to facilitate the sharing of skills across cultures, and to protect the role of the traditional midwife. 

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It is inherent to the discipline of Women's Studies to deal with complex subjects through theoretical lenses, which question conventional knowledge production. This department, one of the most distinguished departments of WGS in the country, has a highly visible faculty of national and international reputation invited to speak in various fora on sometimes highly controversial subjects. Such faculty members, as scholars, have not only a right, but also an obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge within and beyond the academy. Moreover, as private citizens, our faculty continue to enjoy the same freedoms of speech and expression as any private citizen and in accordance with university policy the department supports their protection from institutional discipline in the exercise of these academic and free speech rights. 


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