October 23 – Jennifer L. Derr: “Embodied Politics and Bilharzia Infection in Colonial Egypt”

October 23 – Jennifer L. Derr: “Embodied Politics and Bilharzia Infection in Colonial Egypt”

Jennifer Derr’s work explores the configuration and experience of the colonial state in Egypt through its construction of the agricultural environments that lined the banks of the Nile River. Derr traces the intersections of the colonial state in Egypt with the material experiences of environmental infrastructure, resource allocation, disease, and the geographies of colonial capitalism.

Jennifer L. Derr is Assistant Professor of History, at UC/Santa Cruz.