Critical Global Health Studies

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 […]


Cecilia Tomori

by Marian Robbins • December 10, 2021

Cecília Tomori is Associate Professor and Director of Global Public Health and Community Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is an anthropologist and public health scholar whose work investigates the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health, illness and […]


Vincenza Mazzeo

Vincenza Mazzeo

by Marian Robbins • August 19, 2021

Vincenza Mazzeo is a PhD Candidate in History at Johns Hopkins University and 2020-2021 Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine.  She holds an H.BA from the University of Toronto and MA from Carleton University. Vincenza’s dissertation uses oral history and women’s alternative media to examine how ideas of gender, race, health, […]


Kristin Brig-Ortiz

by Marian Robbins • March 2, 2021

Kristin received a BA in history in 2015 as well as an MA in history in 2017 from the College of Charleston. Her past research has explored the history of smallpox vaccination in the nineteenth-century British Empire with a particular interest in how vaccine production, distribution, and implementation affected relationships at local, colonial, and global […]


Catherine Freddo

Catherine Freddo

by pendari • September 26, 2019

Catherine Freddo is a Ph.D. candidate in German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. She is based in the Italian section, where she focuses on the intellectual history of early modern Europe. Her dissertation, entitled “Vox Populi: Vernacular politics in early modern Italy”, explores the correlation between civic identity and vernacular language […]


Durgesh Solanki

Durgesh Solanki

by pendari • September 12, 2019

Durgesh Solanki is a PhD student in the Sociology department. His research interests lie in medical sociology, urban inequality, empire, and the comparative study of caste and race. Durgesh’s current work examines the relationship between colonialism and the development of sanitation systems in the spread and management of plague epidemics in the late 19th and […]


ALEXANDRE WHITE

Alexandre White, Associate Director

by pendari • September 7, 2018

Alexandre White is a Provost’s Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his PhD in Sociology from Boston University, an MSc. in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in Black Studies from Amherst College. His work sits at the intersection of global health research, medical […]


Charles Wiener

Charles Wiener

by pendari • July 6, 2018

Charles Wiener is vice president of academic affairs and vice president of Asia operations for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. He leads multiple global projects, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. Dr. Wiener is also a professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director […]


Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn

by pendari • July 6, 2018

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, is the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, a position he assumed in July 2016. From 2011, he has been the inaugural Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy.  He is also Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and […]