Princess Banda

Princess Banda (she/ her) is a socio-medical anthropologist who, amongst many things, is primarily a writer, educator, and researcher. Princess is currently a DPhil Anthropology student at the University of Oxford and is cultivating a research pathway which embraces the intersections and entanglements between socio-medical anthropology, women's health, racial and social justice, and critical qualitative research methods. Her doctoral thesis explores how obstetric racism is not only a significant factor in UK Black women's intergenerational experiences of unequitable maternal health, but how it is also a kind of biopolitics which reflects the UK's wider politics of race and ethics of anti-Blackness.

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Putting British social medicine in conversation with Black feminist health science studies: considerations for racial health disparities

Putting British social medicine in conversation with Black feminist health science studies: considerations for racial health disparities


Introduction At present, we are living through several major, arguably foreseen, historical events and political shifts. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised and further fragmented Britain’s social, economic, and healthcare systems. Additionally, the cost-of-living crisis has resulted in the disturbing increase of the reliance on foodbanks for the employed and unemployed alike (BBC News. […]