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Michelle Pentecost is a DPhil candidate in Anthropology at the University of Oxford (Green Templeton College). She is currently completing her doctoral thesis, titled “The First Thousand Days: Global Health and the Politics of Potential in Khayelitsha, South Africa.” Her work sits at the intersections of critical medical anthropology, science and technology studies, and postcolonial theory within anthropology’s growing corpus of critical studies of global health. Michelle is a practicing clinician with special interests in perinatology and internal medicine. She completed her medical training at the University of Cape Town before obtaining an MSc in Medical Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

For more information on Michelle's research projects and publications see her Website.