Jean Hunleth, PhD, MPH, instructor of surgery and anthropology, has been awarded the 2018 Elliott P. Skinner Book Award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology for her book Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia (2017, Rutgers University Press). This annual award recognizes exemplary work in advancing African Studies through extensive field research and varied methodologies. Dr. Hunleth’s book takes an ethnographic approach to revealing the active caregiving role children in Zambia play when their guardians become seriously ill. The award committee praised Children as Caregivers as “a detailed, patient, and moving account” and “an ideal representation of the Skinner Award.”
Click here for full text access to Children as Caregivers. For a gallery of art from the book, see the Children as Caregivers flickr account.