Who Am I?
I am a young graduate student, a citizen of the world, a student of life. A self-proclaimed Black Nerd. An aspiring academic, I think.
I am an anthropologist by discipline, a medical anthropologist in training. This means that I am interested in the social and cultural aspects of human health and illness. For example, why do the first and third world suffer from completely different health problems? Or why is somebody (the media or the state for instance) always trying to control women’s bodies? Though I am particularly interested in the sociopolitical factors which make health problematic for the developing world, I am greatly interested in the significance of gender in the scheme of all these things.
But overall, I love social theory, and being able to apply it to contemporary issues, current events and random everyday things. I write about Africa, sex and gender, race and ethnicity, identity, women, development, and the social events in the world around me.
My wretched consciousness is a space for my intellectual ramblings, or not, in which case they are my opinions, analyses, and my two cents. Sometimes it is a journal of my own thoughts, my constant transitions, my cool discoveries, or just a quiet place to be my reflexive self.
Welcome to my space! Leave a comment and come back soon!