Faculty Notes

Kim Gutschow: Humboldt Fellowship to Support Childbirth Research

Nov. 16: Kim Gutschow received Germany’s Humboldt Fellowship, a three year grant to fund  research and writing of her forthcoming book “Birth: From Home to Hospital and Back Home Again.”  Gutschow’s book contrasts the shift of childbirth from home to hospital in rural India with reverse flow of birth back home again in rural New England.  The project also discusses the fragmentary and incomplete nature of the shift from midwifery to obstetric care and its relationship to maternal health outcomes in two very different contexts. Gutschow is lecturer in religion, anthropology/sociology.