History Department
History Department

Ogechukwu Ezekwem


M.A. History, University of Texas at Austin

Ogechukwu Ezekwem

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African History; Maternal Health and Reproduction; History of Medicine; Nigeria-Biafra War (History, Literature, and Representation); Peace and Conflict Studies; African Diaspora Studies; Atlantic history; Women’s History; World History; medical corruption and violence; indigenous health systems

Biography


Ogechukwu Ezekwem is a PhD candidate in the Department of History, University of Texas at Austin. She obtained her Master's degree in History from the University of Texas at Austin and her Bachelor’s degree in History and International Studies (First Class Honors) from the University of Nigeria (UNN). She received the Best Graduating Student award in the History department at UNN. Her research interests include the history of medicine in Africa and African diaspora, women’s history, world history, early and modern African history, Atlantic history, indigenous health systems, medical violence, and the Nigeria-Biafra conflict. She recently co-edited Writing the Nigeria-Biafra War and has a number of book chapters. Her doctoral dissertation examines the blending together of three reproductive cultures - traditional, western, and faith-based midwifery - through subtle negotiations, sabotages, and exchanges in a rapidly changing colonial environment in Nigeria.

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