Dána-Ain Davis on The Thought Project - Episode 79

Dána-Ain Davis is a professor of urban studies and anthropology at Queens College and The Graduate Center and the director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society. Davis focuses on black feminist ethnography and the dynamics of race and racism. She discusses her latest book, Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth (NYU Press, 2019), which asserts that black women suffer from medical racism resulting in the highest maternal morbidity rates in America and their babies suffer the highest rates of prematurity, yielding lifelong consequences. This conversation and her book break new ground on how persistent racism has unique and devastating effects upon black women and birthing in America. Davis received her Ph.D. in anthropology from The Graduate Center.


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Submitted on: FEB 3, 2020

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