Dr. Mari Webel

The Global Studies Center proudly announces Dr. Mari Webel, assistant professor of history, as the 2018-19 GSC Faculty Fellow.
Each year, the GSC selects one outstanding University of Pittsburgh faculty member whose scholarship advances the Center's mission. With GSC's support, Webel will convene a workshop on Defining the Neglected Tropical Diseases: Research, Development, and Global Health Equity in February 2019. Interdisciplinary scholars and public health practitioners will discuss new researchon the emergence of the "neglected tropical diseases" (NTDs) as an operative and imaginative category in global health in the past 40 years. As the first in a two-part series, the workshop will inform Webel's book project examining the rise of the "neglected tropical diseases" (NTDs) in post-colonial global health amid changing ideas about economic development, the advent of HIV/AIDS, and the increasing pharmaceuticalization of health in Africa. During her fellowship, Webel will also undertake archival research at the World Health Organization, the British National Archives, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as develop a related undergraduate course on "Drugs, Diseases, and Development." 
The Faculty Fellowship is designed to promote transnational research and includes a course release; up to $15,000 toward scholarly events (e.g. workshops, conferences, exhibitions, performances, or seminars); and an additional $5,000 for related research, travel, and curricular development. Applications for the next academic year will be available here 
Deadline: December 17th, 2018