Of medicalization, mortality and postmortems: Black forensic pathology officers in the new South Africa


On April 29, Rebekah Lee (Senior Lecturer in History, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and Fellow in Residence at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala), introduced her work for her upcoming book.


The talk has concerned the experiences of black forensic pathology officers in post-apartheid South Africa, which make sense of their work within a context of racialised bodies and body parts, and in an environment characterised by distrust of black communities.  


Beth Maina Ahlberg, Professor in International Health, Skaraborgs Institute, and Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Women and Children’s Health, Uppsala University has acted as a discussant.