Omar Dewachi (Rutgers University), “When Wounds Travel: Ecologies of Wounds and Wounding East of the Mediterranean” (Council on Middle East Studies)

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Omar Dewachi is Associate Professor of anthropology at Rutgers University. Trained in medicine and anthropology, Dewachi’s work examines the social, medical and environmental impacts of decades of war and violence in Iraq and the broader Middle East. His award winning book, Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq documents the untold history of the rise and fall of Iraq’s healthcare under decades of US-led interventions. His current manuscript titled When Wounds Travel, chronicles close to ten years of ethnographic research and public health work on war injury and displacement across the Middle East.