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In interview: Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla on laughter in oral histories of displacement

Cuban Health Specialists arrive in South Africa to support efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Image credit: GovernmentZA/flickr

Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, was recently interviewed by the Oral History Review about the role of laughter in oral history interviews. You can read the interview here. This interview is directly linked to Stéphanie's paper, "Laughter in Oral Histories of Displacement: 'One Goes on a Mission to Solve Their Problems'", published in the Oral History Review.

Both the interview and paper are based on a wider project started by Stéphanie in 2014, entitled “Life Stories of Cuban internationalist healthcare professionals”. The project aims to fill the gap in the existing literature on Cuban internationalist healthcare professionals, allowing the professionals themselves to "share their stories and help us gain a better understanding of what it meant for them to join these missions, how the work impacted their lives and those of their families, and the challenges they faced as Cuban internationalists."

You might also be interested in the following news items on Stéphanie's recent work:


What if hardship causes drug resistance?

On Tuesday 2 June 2020, GSD Assistant Professor Dr Marco J Haenssgen presented a talk entitled “What if hardship causes drug resistance?” to the prestigious Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre Seminar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

Press interviews with Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla on Cuban international healthcare

Cuban Health Specialists arriving in South Africa to curb the spread of COVID-19

Image: GovernmentZA/flickr

At the start of this month, Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, the Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, was interviewed for an article in The Guardian relating to her research on Cuban international healthcare professionals. The article looks into Cuba's 'doctor diplomacy' scheme, and in particular, the emerging trend of Cuban medical teams supporting struggling health services during the Coronavirus pandemic in developed European nations.

In addition, Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla was also interviewed on Spanish National radio on Wednesday 13 May 2020 for the programme Cinco Continentes (Five Continents). This interview also relates to Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla's research on Cuban international healthcare professionals and Cuban medical diplomacy, and in particular to the latest interventions of Cuban doctors in Europe. You can listen to the podcast here.


GSD student presents research in Parliament

Alice Vodden at the Posters in Parliament Event

Congratulations to our final-year GSD and Business Studies student, Alice Vodden, for presenting her research at the Posters in Parliament event in Westminster in March!

Tue 19 May 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Research

ICUR 2020: Call for abstracts now open

ICUR logo

Applications for the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) 2020 are now open!

ICUR is a great opportunity for you to present your research to a global audience. Sponsored by the Monash-Warwick Alliance, the video-linked conference will take place from 29-30 September 2020, connecting students at the University of Warwick, Monash University, as well as other institutions around the world.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Sunday 31 May 2020. You can submit your abstract here.

GSD student holds art exhibition to raise awareness of gender based violence

Maddie Booth, curator of the 'Stand Up, Stand Back, Stand With' art exhibition stood in front a selection of the art pieces for the exhibition

Congratulations to Maddie Booth, one of our final year Politics, International Studies and GSD students, for putting together an art exhibition throughout March to address the important issue of gender based violence (GBV).


Article published for The Conversation on Cuban internationalism by Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla

Cuban flag flying in the wind

Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, the Head of School for Cross-faculty Studies, has had her latest article on Cuban internationalism published by The Conversation UK. The article is titled 'By sending doctors to Italy, Cuba continues its long campaign of medical diplomacy'. You can read the article in full here.

"Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too."

You can also read Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla's recent article published by The Oral History Review on laughter in oral history interviews with Cuban internationalist healthcare professionals here.


Research funding success for GSD students

Student writing

Congratulations to our students for securing funding for research projects over the summer!

The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) enables undergraduate students to carry out an interdisciplinary summer research project. The scheme is open to any undergraduate student at Warwick. Research can be completed in the UK or abroad.

Four GSD students have successfully secured a bursary this year: Benjamin Georges-Picot, Angelo Balagtas, Cathy Dong and Tanyaradzwa Kasinganeti. Their research projects will be presented in the form of a poster showcase at the annual URSS Celebration and Research Showcase, which will take place at the start of the next academic year.


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