Abroad: Puebla, Mexico – Fall 2019
Cindy Emenalo is a junior working with Professor Mariana Candido. She works under Professor Candido’s guidance to research the appropriation of traditional Nigerian/West African medicine into western medicine. Emenalo is looking into the work done, treatments used, and diseases treated by early Nigerian doctors. She is also looking into how the traditional medical practices used by native West African people were accepted by the missionary presence in West Africa during the 1800s, and if some practices/techniques may have been translated into western medicine today. Emenalo plans to travel to Nigeria and work with a doctor or historian to further her research. She has worked with Professor Candido since sophomore year and her knowledge of African history has been a great help to Emenalo’s research.