Carter receives grant to study race, class, gender, and chronic illness

Chelsey Carter, an anthropology doctoral candidate in Arts & Sciences, received a $19,492 grant from the Wenner Gren Foundation to support ongoing research on the intersections of race, class, gender and chronic illness in the United States.

Carter’s research explores how black people with neuromuscular diseases navigate health-care spaces and experience care at medical institutions in St. Louis. The Wenner Gren award will support her research on how people of various races access information about and health-care services for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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