About

Kelley Sams, MPH, PhD, is an American anthropologist and post-doctoral researcher at the Norbert Elias Center in Marseille, France. She holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of South Florida, and a Masters in International Public Health from Tulane University. She was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Grant from the US Department of Education and a Michael V. Angrosino Research Achievement Award for her research on trachoma elimination in Niger. Kelley engages ethnographic photography and other qualitative methods to study the circulation of medication and public health initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. Her most recent work explores the circulation of Chinese artemisinin-based malaria medication and Chinese health and development work in Africa as a part of the collective research project “The Political Life of Commodities” (VIPOMAR/POLICO) http://centre-norbert-elias.ehess.fr/index.php?2036.