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Lenore Manderson


Lenore Manderson is Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research focuses on inequality, the social context of infectious diseases and chronic conditions and increasingly, the environment in Australian, Asian and African settings. She has published extensively, including on disability and embodied change, Surface Tensions (2011) and on Covid, Viral Loads (with Nancy J.Burke and Ayo Wahlberg, 2021). She was awarded the Society of Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award in 2016, and in January 2020, was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia.

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Viral Loads: Anthropologies of Urgency in the Time of Covid-19


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