AUTUMN 2018

October 10: Meet and Greet 

Gather for food, drinks, and conversation to kick-off 2018-2019 

October 17: Emily Wilson, “Healing Touch: Professional Cuddling in the United States,” PhD Student, Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Lily Ye, Comparative Human Development

October 31: Rebecca Ewert, “Psychiatric Legitimacy as a Social Problem in the Making,” PhD Student, Sociology

Discussant: Steve Server

November 7: Peggy O’Donnell, “Forensics after Atrocity,” Lecturer and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, History

Discussant: David Ansari

November 28: Wilfried Lignier, “Why Self-Medicalizing?: The Case of ‘Intellectual Precocity’ in France,” Junior Research Sociologist at the French National Center for Scientific Research, Visiting Professor Sociology

Discussant: Rebecca Ewert

Papers will be made available in advance via email request, spalazzo@uchicago.edu.

If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please email Stephanie Palazzo, spalazzo@uchicago.edu.

WINTER 2019

January 16: Andrea Ford (Social Science Division and Anthropology Postdoctoral Fellow), “Near Birth: Embodied Futures in California”

Discussant: Stephanie Palazzo

January 30: Bill Nickell, (Associate Professor, Chair of the Slavic Department) “Franklinization in American and Soviet Medicine”

Discussant: Eugene Raikhel

February 13: Katie Gibson, (Social Service Administration PhD Candidate), “Being ‘In Feeling’: Empathy and Expertise in Therapeutic Encounters with Traumatized Youth”

Discussant: Emily Claypool

February 26: Betsey Brada, (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Reed College), co-sponsored with African Studies Workshop

Location: TBA

February 27: Hiroko Kumaki, (Anthropology PhD Candidate), “People of the Soil: Building Trust for Disaster Mental Health Care in Fukushima, Japan”

Discussant: Andrea Ford

March 6: Damien Droney (SIFK Postdoctoral Fellow) “Ontologies of National Science: Plants and Careers at the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine”

Discussant: Judith Farquhar

Papers will be made available in advance via email request, spalazzo@uchicago.edu.

If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please email Stephanie Palazzo, spalazzo@uchicago.edu.