STEPS Centre researchers are studying how Ebola and other zoonotic diseases are understood by different actors in the media, institutions and localities in Africa.
Our work sets dominant views of Ebola based on security, global risks and biomedical framings of the disease, against neglected perspectives based on local knowledge, the role of poverty and the influences of environmental and social change.
- Ebola: difficult questions for development Ian Scoones
- Ebola in Guinea – people, patterns and puzzles Melissa Leach, Lancet Global Health blog
- Ebola: failures, flashpoints and focus Annie Wilkinson
- Tackling the Ebola epidemic in west Africa: why we need a holistic approach Naomi Marks, The Guardian
- Haemorrhagic Fevers in Africa: Narratives, Politics and Pathways of Disease and Response STEPS Working Paper by Melissa Leach
- The book Epidemics: Science, Governance and Social Justice includes a chapter on Ebola and Lassa fever
- Dispelling the myths of Ebola IDS hot topic page with resources from STEPS and IDS researchers
- Ebola – Science in Action, ISEE-3 Reboot Project Melissa Leach was interview for BBC World Service looking at how anthropology can help with the recent ebola outbreaks. 21 July 2014.
- The Politics of Trypanosomiasis Control in Africa. STEPS Centre Working Paper by Ian Scoones.