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ARC Future Fellowship 2020 success

3 September 2020
Congratulations to MBI's Associate Professor Holly High
Congratulations to Associate Professor Holly High who has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship for her work on reproductive health policy rollout in Laos.

Associate Professor Holly High's  project aims to provide an anthropology of procreation and parenting through ethnography of the Government of Laos’ Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health rollout as well as everyday reproduction in rural and remote Laos. It expects to generate new knowledge of core values in Laos, including those underpinning official treatment of children as human capital, difference as deprivation, and mother-and-child biomedical care as universal, as well as the (counter-)values lived in rural and remote practices, knowledge and sentiments. Anticipated benefits include advanced understandings of Lao culture and society, socialism as it articulates with international health and economic agendas, and the anthropology of human flourishing.