Sickle Cell and the Social Sciences

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe chronic illness and one of the world’s most common genetic conditions, with 400,000 children born annually with the disorder, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Brazil, the Middle East and in diasporic African populations in North America and Europe.

Often a condition rendered invisible in policy terms because of its problematic association with politically marginalized groups, the social study of sickle cell has been neglected. This lecture series, following the book of the same name, explores the challenges and possibilities for developing a social scientific view of sickle cell

The lectures are aimed at university-level students. There are twelve lectures in the series, ranging in length from 30-50 minutes, together with a number of associated workshops. The workshops go into more background detail on particular issues.

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