Paradoxes of Care: Children and Global Medical Aid in Egypt

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 12:00pm
Speaker/Performer:  Rania Kassab Sweis, University of Richmond
Hosted by Eda Pepi
Rania Sweis’ research centers on critical medical anthropology, global health and medical humanitarianism, transnational feminist theory, and the Middle East and North Africa region. Her first book, Paradoxes of Care: Children and Global Medical Aid in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2021), won the 2022 Best Book Award from the Association of Middle East Childhood and Youth Studies, and traces the experiences of vulnerable children in Egypt who receive global medical assistance. She is currently working on a book project that extends questions of medical aid in the Middle East to focus on medical humanitarianism in the Syrian Civil War. Dr. Sweis’s research has garnered awards from the Social Science Research Council, the Association for Feminist Anthropology, the Middle East Studies Association, and the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society. Her articles have appeared in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Childhood, The International Journal for Middle East Studies, and The Journal for Middle Eastern Women’s Studies. In addition, she has published numerous op-eds about politics and healthcare in the popular press.