Lesley Branagan

Lesley Branagan
University of Hamburg | UHH · Institute of Empirical Cultural Studies

PhD Anthropology

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Introduction
My research work is broadly situated in the sub-fields of medical anthropology, gender studies and religious studies, focussing on innovative models of care that can be contrasted with top-down models. My PhD was an ethnographic analysis of the interrelationship between illness, suffering, crisis of care and agency in a low-income neighbourhood in New Delhi, and its entanglement with changing gender and kinship roles, and the biomedicalisation of care.

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In India, marginalised people with serious or chronic illness face particular challenges to finding sustainable treatment, and often experience financial devastation. One state welfare scheme (the EWS hospital bed quotas) holds the promise of treatment for those in Delhi’s margins, through partnerships with corporate hospitals. Yet, the process of...
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Report of a pilot Citizens’ Assembly undertaken in the intentional community Auroville in early 2021, to determine whether and how this tool could increase participation, skill-building and community-building in collective decision-making processes in the community.

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