Faculty Dialogues: James Doucet-Battle and Jaimie Morse

Sociology@UCSantaCruz faculty James Doucet-Battle and Jaimie Morse will be in conversation.

James Doucet-Battle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and affiate of the Science & Justice Research Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley/University San Francisco Joint Medical Anthropology Program. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of science, technology and society studies, development studies and anthropological approaches to health and the medicine. He applies these interests to study the political economy of genomic discourses about race, risk, and health disparities.

Jaimie Morse is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in Global Health at Yale University. She studies knowledge, technology, and policy in biomedicine and public health, with a focus on the interplay of law, health, human rights, and gender equity in processes of policy change. Her current project examines these dynamics through a focus on the emergence of the sexual assault medical forensic exam (commonly known as the “rape kit”) as a tool of anti-rape activism in emergency medicine in the United States since the 1970s and its adaptation for use with refugees and internally displaced persons. Her work has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the Brocher Foundation, as well as Woodrow Wilson and Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships. Morse holds a PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University, an MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from UC Berkeley. Prior to earning her PhD, she worked for 10 years in the field of public health, domestically and internationally. Jaimie’s faculty position will begin fall 2019.

Thursday, October 17 at 11:40am to 1:15pm


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