October 20: Eram Alam, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania. “Cold War Crises: Foreign Medical Graduates Enter the U.S. Workforce.”

Event Date: 

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 4041

Eram Alam is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on Race, Science, and Society at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed her PhD in the History and Sociology of Science. Her work analyzes the unexpected forms of healthcare produced by US market commitments, tracing the broader geopolitical, cultural, and social aspects that influence the medical system. Her current research project, The Care of Foreigners, explores the enduring consequences of Asian postcolonial physician migration to the United States initiated during the Cold War.