Invisible Women: Prenatal Nutrition Research and the Vanishing Maternal Body

Event time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:30pm
Anthropology Rm 105 See map
10 Sachem Street,
New Haven, CT
Event description: 

by Meredith Reiches,  Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Boston

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.

Thursday, 03 November

530p (Refreshments start @ 5)

10 Sachem Street, Room 105

Open to: 
General Public