Dr Jennifer Fraser
Dr Jennifer Fraser is a historian of medicine, whose research investigates the politics of epidemiological knowledge production from global north and global south perspectives.
She is currently a Research Associate on the Wellcome Trust-funded project 'Cartographies of Cancer: Epidemiologists and Malignancies in Sub-Saharan Africa.'
She has a particular interest in Arctic and African contexts, and the role that social, technological, and scientific forces play in the formation and implementation of public health policy.
- History of Medicine
- Science and Technology Studies
- Medical Anthropology
- Health Humanities
- Reproductive Justice
- Colonialism and post-colonialism
- Indigenous Health
Jennifer is currently involved in a historical and ethnographic study of the history of African cancer registration. This project traces the colonial genealogies and scientific and political rationalities underpinning the collection, storage, and subsequent analysis of African cancer data.
She is also conducting preliminary research into the history and politics of hyperemesis gravidarum-a condition that affected her profoundly during her first pregnancy.