Kalala J. Ngalamulume, associate professor of Africana studies and history and co-director of both the Health Studies Program and International Studies Program, was a guest on the Histories of Science in Africa podcast recently. Listen to the podcast here.
From the Histories of Science website:
"In this episode guest Kalala Ngalamulume discusses his research on epidemics, public health, and urban politics in Francophone Africa. At the forefront of our conversation are his longstanding interests in both state and community responses to emerging health crises. His observations range in time from the fifteenth century to the present, and across several continents. In particular, he draws historical parallels between past outbreaks of disease and the current COVID-19 pandemic."
Ngalamulume is the author of Colonial Pathologies, Environment, and Western Medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920. He teaches courses on global health histories, urban history, social history of witchcraft, and economic development in historical perspectives in Africa.