Department of History
Author of Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948 (Ohio University Press, 2008). [read more=’Read more’ less=’Read less’] She’s written a number of articles and chapters on African medicine and healing and is currently examining how biomedicine and doctors both empowered and disrupted the system of South African indenture. She is particularly interested in determining the conditions that embolden whistle-blowers or enabled doctors and administrators to nudge reform in a system overwhelmingly stacked in the favor of the rich and powerful. She has a growing interest in the history of global food systems and teaches some classes within this vein.
For more information: Faculty Connections > Dr. Karen Flint