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Megan Cogburn

Graduate Student


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2016
  • B.A. Anthropology, Wheaton College, 2010


Cultural Anthropology


Dr. Marit Østebø

Research Interests

Africa/East Africa/Tanzania, Medical Anthropology and STS, Anthropology of Development, Critical Global Health Studies, Maternity & Birth, Care, Health Governance, Gender and Feminist Studies

Selected Publications

Østebø, M.T., M. Cogburn, & A.S. Mandani; The silencing of political context in health research in Ethiopia: why it should be a concern, Health Policy and Planning, Volume 33, Issue 2, 1 March 2018, Pages 258–270,

Cogburn, M., A., Strong, & S. Wood, “Choiceless Choice: Homebirth, Hospital Birth, and Birth Registration in Tanzania” in Birth in 8 Cultures. Eds. R. David-Floyd & M. Cheyney, Waveland Press, 2019.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award, Tanzania, May to December 2019
  • University of Florida International Center Research Abroad for Doctoral Students Award, Tanzania, May to December 2019
  • University of Washington, Harvard, and Results for Development Transparency for Development Fellowship, Tanzania, January to August 2016