Meredeth Turshen

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America




Rutgers University


Mailing Address

E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Ave
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 732-932-4101 ext. 681
fax: 732-932-0934

Countries of Specialization

Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Algeria.

Research Interests

Trained in political science, my main interest is in the politics of
health and health care in Africa. I have written on the political ecology
of disease, on the impact of war on women, on women's health, and on
occupational and environmental health in Africa. Field work has taken me
to Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Algeria, but I have also visited Uganda, Kenya,
Rwanda, South Africa, Senegal, and Cameroon, and I have written about
Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Gabon.


Women's Health Movements: A Global Force for Change.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, October 2007.

Co-edited with S. Meintjes and A. Pillay.
The Aftermath: Women in Post-conflict Transformation. London:
Zed Books, 2002.

Ce que font les femmes en temps de guerre : genre et conflit en
Afrique. Collection dirigé par M. Turshen et C. Twagiramariya;
traduction par L. Arcal. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2001.

Editor of African women's health. Trenton, NJ: Africa World
Press, 2000.

Privatizing health services in Africa. New Brunswick,
NJ: Rutgers University Press, c1999.

Co-editor with Clotilde Twagiramariya. What women do in wartime :
gender and conflict in Africa. London ; New York : Zed Books, 1998.
(With case studies from Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Rwanda, Mozambique,


political ecology ; environmental health ; gender.