Dr Roger Nascimento
- Teaching Fellow, MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine
Social Sciences for Health
Dr Roger Nascimento teaches in the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine, an interdisciplinary course of the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford. He is interested in anthropology of medicine and anthropology of Islam, and his research has been concerned with different understandings and practices of professionalism according to religion affiliation and ethnic identity. His studies are focused on the contemporary forms of medical professionalism among Muslim societies and the lived experiences of Muslim learners in international professional education systems.
Roger observes people from a wide scope of professional occupations, especially those working in multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, international, or cross-cultural situations. He is interested in examining how past and current ideas and practices of professional work can help us make sense of our human condition, cultural predicament, and social values. His analyses of professional experiences specifically contribute to imagining new perspectives on continuous professional education strategies, international higher education development, and global public health research.
Roger is intellectually committed to anti-racist approaches to (and interventions in) scholarship, leadership, and governance. He has conducted participant-observation studies to investigate positive action initiatives and affirmative action programs aimed at tackling historical racial injustices, contemporary inequities, and future foreseeable disparities. He has employed literature and archive research to review early accounts of anti-racist policies and recent experiences of mainstreaming leadership forged among minority social groups (including racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, national, political, occupational, sexual, and disability minorities).