11/3, 5:30pm: Dr. Meredith Reiches “Invisible Women: Prenatal Nutrition Research and the Vanishing Maternal Body”

October 28, 2016

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.”