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(Hi)stories our bodies tell: Experiencing racism (Guest Post)

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Guest post by Michelle Munyikwa I am currently still reveling in Black History Month. Yes, it is no longer February. But I hope to retain that mindfulness, grasping onto this moment each year that forces us to pay attention to the stories of black peoples across America and draws into stark relief how histories have [...]

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Out from the shadows of racist anthropology (Guest Post)

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Guest post by Michelle Munyikwa The skull was smaller than I expected it to be, shockingly light in my hands. Despite its yellow-stained surface it had the appearance of being well kept, almost as if it had been polished. On the forehead was a simple label: American Idiot. As if that told us everything we [...]

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Vulnerability as strength: Thoughts on changing medicine’s hidden curriculum (Guest Post)

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Guest post by Michelle Munyikwa I recently read this article in Health Affairs regarding the effects of the hidden curriculum on patient safety and, in my usual fashion, have been thinking about it ever since. Dr Joshua Liao describes an experience he had as a medical student on labor and delivery, when the dynamics of [...]

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“How is it that life gets under our skin?” Introducing Michelle Munyikwa

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There don’t seem to be all that many PhD anthropologists who are also physicians. It’s a long, daunting road to get there: 12 years of study to be exact. Counting her Bachelor of Science, Michelle Munyikwa has passed the halfway mark. Why she is deeply committed to this onerous dual track is as fascinating as [...]

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