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Private Bodies, Public Texts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
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Private Bodies, Public Texts Salon

Sponsored by The Barnard Center for Research on Women.
 
For the second event in BCRW’s newly inaugurated Salon Series, we have assembled a group of scholars whose expertise lies at the cross-section of law, race, gender, and bioethics to respond to Karla FC Holloway’s new book, Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics. This important and groundbreaking work examines instances where medical issues and information that would usually be seen as intimate, private matters are forced into the public sphere, calling for a new cultural bioethics that attends to the complex histories of race, gender, and class in the US. Join us for an engaged and thought-provoking conversation between these participants. Respondents include:

Karla FC Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke University.

Tina Campt, Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Barnard College.

Farah Griffin, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies and Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University.

Saidiya Hartman, Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University.

Rebecca Jordan-Young, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Barnard College.

Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University.

Mar 21 2012 - 6:30pm