Critical Geographies of Health Reading Seminar

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Ambassador Ballroom, Omni, West
Organizers: Juliane Collard, Carolyn Prouse, Kelsey Johnson


In this open reading session we will collectively engage with one another and with a list of readings broadly organized around the theme of ‘critical health geographies’. Recognizing that many of us approach the study of health in ways that don’t always fit neatly into disciplinary boxes, we invite participants working with a wide range of methodologies, theories, and empirics, particularly, but not limited to, feminist, critical race, decolonial, queer, and/or dis-ability geographies.

This session is dedicated to seminar-style discussion of several texts (see below). Everyone is welcome, and we hope that session attendees will join the conversation as full participants. To this end, we encourage everyone to read the required texts in advance.

Selected texts

Melinda Cooper & Catherine Waldby (2014) "A Clinical Labour Theory of Value" in Clinical Labour: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy.

Jenny Reardon & Kim Tallbear (2012) "Your DNA is our History: Genomics, Anthropology and the Construction of Whiteness as Property." Current Anthropology 53(s5): 233-255

Johanna Hedva "Sick Woman Theory". Mask Magazine (available online)

Jonathan Metzl & Anna Kirkland (2010) "Introduction" in Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality"


Type Details Minutes
Discussant William McKeithen University of Washington 15
Discussant Skye Naslund University of Washington 15
Discussant Chelsea Leiper University of Delaware 15
Discussant Juliane Collard University of British Columbia 15
Discussant Aaron Mallory University of Minnesota - Minneapolis 15
Discussant Carolyn Prouse Queen's University 15
Discussant Kelsey Johnson 10

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