Alison Swartz - Health Studies talk.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 201 Media Production/Object Study Classroom
Event Type
Conference & Symposia
Anna West
Academic Administration


Child Pesticide Poisoning in South African Townships

an interdisciplinary perspective


Tuesday September 24

4:30 p.m. in VCAM 201

Haverford College


About the talk: In South Africa, children are poisoned by exposure to agricultural pesticides that are illegally repurposed by informal sellers in urban townships. Drawing on collaborative research techniques from social anthropology, public health and fine art, we investigate the causal relationship between child poisoning episodes and the household use of illegal street pesticides. 


About the speaker: Alison Swartz is a lecturer in the Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and a visiting scholar in Public Health at Brown University. She is trained in social anthropology and public health. Much of her more recent research is focused on young people, sexuality and gender in urban townships. 


This event is sponsored by Health Studies and Anthropology.  

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