New PSTC Postdoc Works on the Impact of AIDS in Lesotho

October 23, 2012
Ellen assists a grandmother with the maize harvest, Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Credit: Ellen Block

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Meet Ellen Block — PSTC Postdoctoral Research Associate — who joined the Center in August 2012 after receiving her PhD in Anthropology and Social Work from the University of Michigan this year. Ellen's research investigates the impact of HIV/AIDS on orphan care and the family in Lesotho, southern Africa. Currently focusing on her book project that is based on her dissertation, Ellen is examining how the AIDS pandemic has affected orphan care and the structure and makeup of the family in rural Lesotho.

To learn more about Ellen and her research plans during her stay at PSTC, check out her Postdoc Profile.