24. februar 2015

Professor Susan Reynolds Whyte modtager Ester Boserup Prisen

Susan Reynolds Whyte, professor ved Institut for Antropologi, er dette års modtager af Ester Boserup Prisen, der gives til en forsker hvis forskning har forbedret og uddybet vores forståelse af udviklingsdynamikker, økonomisk historie, fattigdom og rigdom, marginalisering, politisk deltagelse og retfærdighed.

Med udgangspunkt i Susan Reynolds Whytes omfattende akademiske karriere giver pris-komiteen følgende karakteristik af årets prismodtager:

"Susan Whyte is an anthropologist concerned with societal and family efforts to secure well-being under conditions of adversity. She has carried out research in East Africa on changing life conditions, family organization and post-conflict recovery. She has been highly productive in many aspects of the anthropology of health, publishing high-impact books, edited volumes and journal articles. Her work has dealt with health care systems as well as people living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and disabilities. Her most significant works include Disability and Culture (co-edited, 1995), Questioning Misfortune (1997), Social Lives of Medicines (co-authored, 2002), Generations in Africa (co-edited 2008), and lately Second Chances (2014), which is an example of collective ethnography. She had an early interest in gender issues and co-authored the 1987 evaluation report Women in DANIDA-supported Development Projects, which marked the start of sustained DANIDA interest in women in development."

Prisen vil blive overrakt den 12. juni 2015 kl. 13.00 - 15.30 på Københavns Universitet, Bülowsvej 17.