Talk: Violence, Stress & Mortality in Northern Kenya, Aug. 8, 2012 @ BIEA
The paper reports on a project documenting the embodied impacts of violence in three pastoralist communities chronically at war with one another – the Pokot, Samburu, and Turkana.
Data was collected beginning in November, 2008 and concluding in August, 2011 using a mixed-methods approach that included participant-observation, open-ended interview, survey, health recall, mental health stress screen, and anthropometrics (BMI, skin fold thickness).
The paper will present a portion of the mental health and anthropometric findings in their ethnographic context with discussion focused particularly on the most vulnerable groups by age, gender, and community.
Presenter: Bilinda Straight
Contributors: Bilinda Straight (1) Ivy Pike (2) Charles Hilton (3)
1 Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI
2 University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ
3 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI