Vinay Kamat is a medical anthropologist with specialization in global health. He has conducted fieldwork in India and Tanzania. His research interests revolve around issues of health, illness and healing that affect the everyday lives of ordinary people. Dr. Kamat’s previous ethnographic research in India has addressed a broad range of health issues, including the cultural politics of primary health care, the problematic of self-medication with pharmaceuticals, and historical-cultural aspects of malaria resurgence in urban areas. His ethnographic research in Tanzania has focused on the everyday lived experience of marginalized people who are caught in a process of rapid social transformation engendered through structural adjustment programs.
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