Betsey Behr Brada (PhD, University of Chicago) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Reed College. A specialist of southern Africa, her research investigates how individuals and institutions take up, negotiate, and transform aspects of biomedical education and treatment in the context of global health and humanitarian interventions.
As a 2018-19 Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow, Brada will work on her book manuscript, “The Global Health Frontier: AIDS, Pedagogy, and Moral Transformation in Botswana." Drawing on more than two years of ethnographic data, this study traces the pedagogic practices through which clinicians, patients, and their families framed themselves and their activities in relation to the category of "global health" at the intersection of Botswana’s public HIV treatment program and private US-based institutions.
Brada’s research has received support from the Wenner Gren Foundation and the Fulbright-Hays DDRA program, among others. Previously, Brada was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Princeton University’s Program in Global Health and Health Policy, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of Botswana.
Social, moral, and political aspects of biomedical interventions in the context of global health and humanitarian interventions
"The Global Health Frontier: AIDS, Pedagogy, and Moral Transformation in Botswana"
Rethinking Global Health
May 8, 2019
Visiting Fellow Betsey Behr Brada, an anthropologist, is studying how Botswana’s public health professionals and American biomedical practitioners responded to the country’s HIV epidemic, and some of the difficulties they encountered in working together.
Kellogg Welcomes Spring Visiting Fellows
Jan 22, 2019
The Kellogg Institute is welcoming four new visiting fellows in the spring semester.