Date : Monday, 31st of July 2023
Time : 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Venue : Nehru Hall Conference Room, French Institute of Pondicherry

“Health is Politics” is a research program launched at the University of Houston (USA) and funded by the NEH-Cullen Chair held by Dr Pratik Chakrabarti. The program seeks to trace the history of political activism that has shaped community healthcare globally. It also initiates discussions on how the future of global and community healthcare depends on political activism and thereby refers to several such political roles that is defining healthcare in the contemporary period. This is at an early stage, and I plan to have several graduate students in the next few years along with postdocs. Dr. M. Kamatchi started research for the program last year and is conducting research among the Dalit midwives in southern India who are serving the key aspects of community healthcare in India. We are seeking to link these with the historical trajectories of similar activism. The project is at an early stage. The workshop at FIP is the first one and will be followed by several others.

Health is Politics_Workshop

Pratik Chakrabarti is the National Endowment for the Humanities Cullen Chair in History & Medicine at the University of Houston, Texas, USA. Pratik received his PhD from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Before coming to the University of Houston, Pratik was the Chair in History of Science and Medicine, at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester. He was also the Director of CHSTM. Pratik is a UK REF 2021 Panel Member (History), the quinquennial review of university research outputs in the United Kingdom. From 2010 to 2018 he was one of the editors of the leading peer-reviewed journal, Social History of Medicine, published by Oxford University Press.

For more details, please see his website

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