Medical Center Hour: The Care of Foreigners

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
12-1pm EST (Zoom)

Eram Alam, PhD

Assistant Professor in the History of Science Department

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Dominique Tobbell, PhD, Moderator

Professor & Director of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring

Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, UVA

Eram Alam, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard University. She specializes in the history of medicine in the long twentieth century with a particular emphasis on US healthcare, race, migration, and the political economy of care. Her first book, The Care of Foreigners on which this talk is based, will be out later this year with Johns Hopkins University Press. Alongside this project, she completed an edited volume called Ordering the Human: The Global Spread of Racial Science that will be out in May 2024. Her next major project explores logistics and medical tourism.

Medical Center Hour is free of charge and open to the public.