Colloquium Series: Ugo Edu, UC Davis

Beauty and the Black: Aesthetic Politics and Black Reproduction in Brazil
Ugo Edu is a University of California Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at UC Davis. Her research focuses on the politics of reproduction, reproductive and sexual health, and health disparities in both global and national contexts. In particular, Ugo has conducted research in Brazil to examine the factors that influence women’s decisions and their attempts to access sterilization. Her upcoming work is concerned with mapping and documenting the techniques and technologies of genital modifications globally. This project ethnographically explores the shifting terrain of female genital modification, incorporating visual arts and art installation as a method for generating questions and gathering data.