What's at stake in the fake?

Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health

Sarah Hodges | People at Fake Drugs Project

Sarah Hodges

Principal Investigator
King's College London

Sarah Hodges is Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College, London. In her research and teaching, she asks questions about the politics of health and modern India, such as: ‘What’s at stake in the fake?’ Her current research for this project intervenes in the scholarly conversations of critical global health by exploring widely-held beliefs about the careers of Indian pharmaceuticals in African markets. Her research has also contributed to the field of Discard Studies by exploring the economic and social lives of single-use plastics in medical care—in India and across the globe. She began her academic career by looking into the pre-history of overpopulation in India. In this research, she examined the history and politics of contraceptives in India during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. She grounds much of her research with empirical investigations into India’s Tamil-speaking south.

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