Critical Global Health Studies

Yize Hu

by Marian Robbins • March 2, 2023

Yize holds a BSc in chemistry from Nanjing University and an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. For his master’s thesis, he examined the controversies surrounding chemical fertilizer and the emergence of agricultural expertise in modern China. He has also explored the relationship between popular media and the professionalization of biomedical […]

Conor Bean

by Marian Robbins • February 22, 2023

Conor received a BA in Political Science from McGill University in 2015 and an MA in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2016. His dissertation attempts to develop a concept of ‘affective governance’ in political theory building on Benedict de Spinoza’s notion of multitude and Michel Foucault’s concept of biopolitics of population. […]

Gregory Smaldone

by Marian Robbins • February 21, 2023

Gregory received his B.S. in Accounting and M.A. in History from SUNY Binghamton. His research studies the intersections of finance capitalism, the experiences of enslaved people in the French Caribbean, and the origins of the French Revolution. Beyond research, Gregory frequently works with non-profit organizations and teaches guest lessons in K-12 classrooms. Contact:

Kaytura Felix

by Marian Robbins • February 21, 2023

Kaytura Felix, MD is a Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Health & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her work will focus on medical racism and health justice. She self-describes as a spiritual activist who has pursued health justice in a myriad of professional roles for more than twenty-five years. Her most […]

Matthew Kelly

by Marian Robbins • February 21, 2023

Matthew Kelly, PhD, MPH is a medical student whose training and scholarship span the fields of history, bioethics, and the creative arts. He earned his PhD and MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, studying in the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health and Medicine. Prior to this, he attended Brown University, where […]

Antoine Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow

by Marian Robbins • February 20, 2023

Dr. Antoine Johnson earned his Ph.D. in the History of Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. His dissertation, “More than Pushing Pills: Black AIDS Activism in the Bay Area, 1981-1996,” explored ways in which Black grassroots organizers confronted HIV/AIDS and structural-medical racism that exposed their communities to infection. His research interests include the […]

Jason Chernesky, Postdoctoral Fellow

by Marian Robbins • February 20, 2023

Jason earned his BA in history from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and his MA in history from Rutgers/NIJT-Newark. He recently earned is PhD in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. As a historian of twentieth-century medicine, healthcare, public health, and environments in the United States, Jason’s research examines race-based health disparities […]

Luis Gonzalez Corro

by Marian Robbins • February 8, 2023

Dr. Luis Gonzalez Corro was born and raised in rural Panama. At the age of 18, he won a full scholarship to study medicine in Havana, Cuba. Subsequently, he completed his residency in New York City in the Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine program at Montefiore/Albert Einstein in the Bronx. Luis’ research interests include […]

Heidi Nicholls, Postdoctoral Fellow

by Marian Robbins • September 14, 2022

Dr. Heidi Nicholls is a sociologist of race and U.S. empire. Her book project, Interlocking Erasures: U.S. Empire, Whiteness, and the Terraforming of Politics, demonstrates how racialization reorients politics in ways that reinforce the power of the empire-state. During key periods of settler colonial expansion in Virginia and Hawai’i, settler colonists consistently used Whiteness as a shorthand […]

Tali Ziv

by Marian Robbins • December 10, 2021

Tali Ziv recently graduated with a PhD from the Anthropology department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation explored the contemporary decarceration efforts in Philadelphia, examining the community-based institutional transformation that has shaped the incarceration alternative landscape. She conducted this ethnographic research through a structural analysis of the historical economic and political forces that shaped both […]