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The Anthro-Zoonoses Network

Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown is a social anthropologist with specialisation in medical anthropology. Brown has worked in Kenya for many years on topics including economies of care; health management; hospitals; community development; and work. In recent years she has extended these research interests to think about caring responses to zoonotic disease outbreaks and human-animal interactions in relation to questions of public health. Brown is currently conducting ethnographic research on Lassa Fever in Sierra Leone. She also co-ordinates the anthro-zoonoses research network with Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund.

Selected publications:

Brown, H., Kelly, A. H., Marí Sáez, A., Fichet-Calvet, E., Ansumana, R., Bonwitt, J., Magassouba, N., Sahr, F. & Borchert, M. 2015. Extending the ‘social’ Anthropological contributions to the study of viral haemorrhagic fevers. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(4): e0003651.

Brown, H. 2015. Global health partnerships, governance, and sovereign responsibility in western Kenya. American Ethnologist 42(2): 340-355.

Brown, H. & Kelly, A.H. 2014. Material proximities and hotspots: Towards an anthropology of viral haemorrhagic fevers. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 28(2): 280-303.


Hannah Brown

Durham University