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CANCELED: Barbara Cooper, ‘Countless Blessings: A History of Childbirth and Reproduction in the Sahel’
April 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barbara M. Cooper is a professor of history at Rutgers University. Her new book, Countless Blessings, is a book on the history of childbirth and reproduction in the Sahel. prof. Cooper sets out to understand childbirth in a country with the world’s highest fertility rate and an alarmingly high rate of maternal and infant mortality. She shows how the environment, slavery and abolition, French military rule, and the rapid expansion of Islam have all influenced childbirth and fertility in Niger from the 19th century to the present day. This talk is part of the Jama series sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in African Ecology and Social Processes. The Jama is open to all area faculty and graduate students in any discipline. Light refreshments will be served. Please Contact: Stacey Sewall firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.