- Associate Professor of African & African-American Studies and Geography and Atmospheric Sciences
- Associate Director, Kansas African Studies Center
Kathryn Rhine joined the Departments of African & African-American Studies and Geography & Atmospheric Science as an Associate Professor in fall 2019. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University in 2010, and has lived and worked in Nigeria for nearly four years over the past 17 years. She has written a book titled, "The Unseen Things: Women, Secrecy, and HIV in Northern Nigeria" (2016, Indiana University Press), which won the 2017 Best Book Award from the Nigerian Studies Association. She is currently developing a new project titled, "Bloodless: Innovation and the Production of Surgical Knowledge in Nigeria" based on ethnographic fieldwork in Calabar, Nigeria.