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Elisha Renne

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Anthropology.

Professor, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Ph.D., New York University

Dr. Renne’s interests include African ethnology; fertility and reproductive health; gender relations; the anthropology of development; religion and social change; and the anthropology of cloth. Renne's current projects include a study of Hausa women and the effects of Islamic education in a Northern Nigerian town, and a study of textiles used in religious worship in southwestern Nigeria in the 20th century.

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Books

Renne, Elisha. 2010. The Politics of Polio in Northern Nigeria. Bloomington : Indiana University Press.

Journal Articles

Rajaee, Mozhgon, Rachel N. Long, Elisha Renne, and Niladri Basu. 2015. "Mercury Exposure Assessment and Spatial Distribution in A Ghanaian Small-Scale Gold Mining Community." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(9): 10755-10782. PMCID: PMC4586641. DOI. Abstract.

Basu, Niladri, Elisha Renne, and Rachel N. Long. 2015. "An Integrated Assessment Approach to Address Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(9): 11683-11698. PMCID: PMC4586700. DOI. Abstract.

Long, Rachel N., Elisha Renne, and Niladri Basu. 2015. "Understanding the Social Context of the ASGM Sector in Ghana: A Qualitative Description of the Demographic, Health, and Nutritional Characteristics of a Small-Scale Gold Mining Community in Ghana." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10): 12679-12696. DOI. Abstract.

Rajaee, Mozhgon, Brisa N. Sánchez, Elisha Renne, and Niladri Basu. 2015. "An Investigation of Organic and Inorganic Mercury Exposure and Blood Pressure in a Small-Scale Gold Mining Community in Ghana." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(8): 10020-10038. PMCID: PMC4555326. DOI. Abstract.

Wilson, Mark L., Elisha Renne, Carla Roncoli, Peter Agyei-Baffour, and Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang. 2015. "Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana — Part 3: Social Sciences and Economics." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(7): 8133-8156. PMCID: PMC4515713. DOI. Abstract.

Renne, Elisha. 2014. "Parallel Dilemmas: Polio Transmission and Political Violence in Northern Nigeria." Africa, 84(3): 466-486. DOI. Abstract.

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