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October 2013

Talk by Paul Brodwin, Professor of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

October 4, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Friday, October 4 (10.00 AM - 11.15 AM, Hyde Hall Incubator Room) Talk by Paul Brodwin, Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Brodwin is the author of "Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry" (California 2013).

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November 2013

Brown bag lunch discussion with Debra Skinner and Martha King

November 1, 2013 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Friday, November 1 (12.15 PM - 1.15 PM, Alumni Building 313A) Brown bag lunch discussion with Debra Skinner and Martha King. Debra Skinner is Associate Director of the UNC Fragile X Research Center, as well as Associate Director of the Center for Genomics and Society. She is also Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Martha King is a Trainee at the Center for Genomics and Society, and a…

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December 2013

Brown bag discussion with Harris Solomon, Duke University

December 6, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Friday, December 6 (11.30 PM -12.30 PM, Alumni Building 313A) Brown bag lunch discussion with Harris Solomon, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Global Health at Duke University.

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March 2014

Andrew Lakoff: “The Risks of Preparedness: Mutant Bird Flu and the Politics of Global Public Health”

March 21, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Talk abstract: What kind of problem does an experimental virus pose for the public? The answer depends in part on which public one has in mind. During the controversy that began in late 2011 over the laboratory creation of a mutant strain of H5N1 avian influenza, at least three different publics were conjured. First, there was a vulnerable public, whose health was to be protected against a deadly pandemic through risk mitigation and preparedness measures. Second, there was a threatening…

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April 2014

Julie Livingston: “Figuring the Tumor: Photography, Self, and Cancer”

April 4, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Talk abstract: This paper considers a series of photographs and other visual images present in the oncology ward of the central referral hospital in Botswana where a cancer epidemic is rapidly emerging. The images depict the bodies of patients with very egregious and disturbing tumors. They are difficult to look at, and I do not intend to display them. Instead, based on extensive ethnographic research in the ward, the paper considers the productive work that these photographs perform, not for…

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