Chelsi West Ohueri is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Community Engagement and Health Equity in the Department of Population Health. She is a trained sociocultural anthropologist, and her research interests include race and racialization, health disparities, the intersections of the criminal justice and health care systems, medical humanities and global health. West Ohueri has conducted extensive qualitative and ethnographic research including intensive fieldwork in Albania, southeastern Europe and Central Texas. Her dissertation analyzed race, belonging and marginalization in Romani, Egyptian and Albanian communities of Albania.
West Ohueri has received funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, and the International Research and Exchanges Board, among others. She has published research on the subjects of race, gender, community and migration. As a postdoctoral fellow, West Ohueri focuses on community-based participatory research and the role of ethnographic methodologies to better address health disparities and structural inequities. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, West Ohueri completed her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology at Millsaps College and her Master of Science in sociocultural anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from UT Austin.
January 11th, 2020 | Season 1 | 45 mins 54 secs
african american anthropologists, albania, albanian football, balkans, cultural exchange, journeying to foreign countries, racism, sexism
In this entertaining interview, host Tom sits down with cultural anthropologist Dr. West Ohueri to discuss all things Albania with special focus on her journey as an African-American woman into a white environment. We're sure you'll enjoy!