The next Brown Beer speaker in Biological Anthropology is Dr. Meredith Reiches, from the UMass Department of Anthropology. Please joins us 11/3 at 5:30pm in 10 Sachem St, Room 105. Refreshments and light snacks provided.
Title: “Invisible Women: Prenatal Nutrition Research and the Vanishing Maternal Body”
Blurb: “The body of a pregnant woman, according to twentieth century Western biomedical models, functions both as a passive receptacle through which energy and nutrients reach the fetus, and as a vicious competitor for those same resources. I explore the influence of these dual models on the science of prenatal nutrition, focusing on the evolutionary and humanitarian narratives about maternal bodies that slip under the radar.”