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University of Edinburgh, Centre of African Studies
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history of medicine in Malawi, medical humanities, narrative medicine, oral history, literature and medicine, medical missionary history in Malawi
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About Me

Dr Chisomo Kalinga is a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities postdoctoral fellow at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her current project examines literary traditions and health narratives in Malawi and its border countries. She is also collaborating with the Art and Global Health Centre Africa and the University of Malawi to launch the first medical humanities network for Malawiana studies. She was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD was completed at King’s College London (2014) and offered a comparative study of Malawian and American AIDS fiction. Her research interests are disease (esp. sexuality transmitted infections), biomedicine, traditional healing and witchcraft in African writing and narratives.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Medicine, Religion, Women, Art