Associate Professor and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
UCL Institute for Global Health
Jennie Gamlin is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow and medical anthropologist based in the Institute of Global Health since 2004. Positioned within the field of critical medical anthropology she takes a structural violence approach to exploring health from a gender perspective, and her current research interests include violence and masculinities in Latin America, maternal health and gender inequalities with indigenous communities and obstetric violence. She has lived and worked in Mexico for extended periods between 1995 and 2016 and is an honorary investigator at CIESAS anthropology research institute in Mexico City. In 2019, she began a Wellcome Trust University Award for the project “Gender, health and the afterlife of colonialism: Engaging new problematisations to improve maternal and infant survival” for which she will collaborate with UCL History, CIESAS Occidente (Mexico) and coloniality and feminist scholars in the US, Canada and the UK.