Health Humanities Speaker Series

The HRC Health Humanities Speaker Series invites leading scholars from both medical and humanities disciplines to discuss issues relevant to public health, the practice of medicine, and health disparities. These events are free and open to all.

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Upcoming events

AI and Health Humanities: A Critical Nexus for Race, Data, and Clinical Algorithms

September 14, 2023

Kirsten Ostherr
Kirsten Ostherr

The speaker for this event is Kirsten Ostherr, PhD MPH, Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English and Director of the Medical Humanities program at Rice University.

The Borders of AIDS and the Uses of Disease

October 5, 2023

Karma Chávez
Karma Chávez

The speaker for this event is Karma Chávez, Ph.D., Bobby and Sherri Patton Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and Department Chair at UT Austin.

Medicine, Literature and a Desire Called Utopia

November 30, 2023

Rishi Goyal
Rishi Goyal

The speaker for this event is Rishi Goyal, MD PhD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center (in Medical Humanities and Ethics and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society) and Director of Medical Humanities at Columbia University.

Breathing Life into Black Wombs: Ableism, Misogynoir, and the Reproductive Injustice within the Medical Industrial Complex

February 8, 2024

Anna LaQawn Hinton
Anna LaQuawn Hinton

The speaker for this event is Anna LaQuawn Hinton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Disability Studies and Black Literature & Culture in the English Department at the University of North Texas.

Claiming Space in the “Birthplace of America:” Latin American Immigrants and Struggles for Belonging in Williamsburg, Virginia

April 11, 2024

Jennifer Bickham Mendez
Jennifer Bickham Mendez

The speaker for this event is Jennifer Bickham Mendez, PhD, Professor and Chair of Sociology at William & Mary.

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