The Medicine & Its Objects Workshop

Winter 2021 Schedule

Remote via Zoom | Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

January 13th:

“The Flying Black Medics: Cairo, Black Medical Professionals, and Black Power

Caine Jordan, PhD Candidate, History

Discussant: H.S. Sum Cheuk Shing, PhD Student, ELAC

January 20th:

Title: TBD

Professor Armando Lara Millán, Assistant Professor, Sociology: UC Berkeley

Discussant: TBD

January 27th:

Title: TBD

Marshall Kramer, Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology

Discussant: TBD

February 10th:

“Measuring Gender: Bad Scales and Best Questions”

Paula Martin, Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Josh Franklin

February 24th:

“Specters, substitutes, and surrogates: materializing impossible kinships in Uitoto urban plantwork”

Amy Leia McLachlan, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow: Global Studies

Discussant: TBD

March 10th:

Title: TBD

Hanna Garth, Assistant Professor, Anthropology: UC San Diego

Discussant: P. Sean Brotherton, Professor of Anthopology: University of Chicago

Fall 2020 Schedule

Remote via Zoom | Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

October 7th:

“Therapeutic Cartographies: Mapping the Ear in Community Health Interventions

Tracy Brannstrom,  PhD Student, Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Lorna Hadlock, PhD Student, Comparative Human Development

October 21st:

“The Archive of False Prophets:

Delusional Worldmaking in a West African Psychiatric Hospital 

Dr. Nana Quarshi, Assistant Professor, Department of History: Yale University


November 4th:

“The Microbiome and Postcolonial Critique:

Epistemic Contestations over Autism in the Somali Diaspora”

Dr. Claire Decoteau, Associate Professor, Sociology: University of Illinois Chicago

Discussant: Matthew Borus, Doctoral Candidate, SSA

November 18th:

December 2nd: