Mario Siddhartha Portugal Ramirez will discuss the main findings of his ethnographic research in Ecuador during 2015 and 2016. He argues that women healers provide a particular urban folk medicine that acts in a gray zone of the intercultural health in Ecuador. This zone is a space where women are reproducing and transmitting their traditional knowledge, recovering the meaning of interculturality though an open confrontation of state policies, and most important: giving hope to many people that cannot afford health care in the city. Mr. Ramirez is currently a PhD Student at Global Governance & Human Security program at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development of the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
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- Spanish Department