Engendering Crisis: Black Maternal Life in the 21st Century U.S. South (Working Title)
Ayodele Foster-McCray is a PhD candidate in the Anthropology department. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she earned a Bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and a Master’s from Stanford, both in Medical Anthropology. She is a doula-in-training and enjoys running, cooking, and dancing.
My research concerns the roles, constructions, and narratives of race in medical care and knowledge production, especially in the arena of maternal health care. My project centers on Black women's complex racial, class, and gender interfaces with interlocking longstanding and novel crises, especially the African American maternal mortality epidemic, in the American South.