The Cross-Cultural Women’s and gender History Consortium, co-sponsored with Women and Gender in the World Cluster present

Marissa Mika, University of California, Berkeley
Visiting Researcher

Mika“This is a Ladies Unit”: Radiotherapy, Technopolitics, and
History in Postcolonial Uganda

Wednesday, April 22, 12-1:30pm,
in 273 Social Sciences & Humanities Building

What are techno-politics of radiotherapy? How do they shape the ethical and practical realities of cancer care today in one corner of the Global South? This talk examines a case study of a radiotherapy bunker at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, which catered to 80% female patients. Using gender as a lens of analysis, this lecture investigates a regional history of cancer care.

Refreshments Served