10th International Health Humanities Consortium Conference

March 25, 2022 to March 27, 2022

Eastern Daylight Time

About the Event

What are the spaces of and for the health humanities? The COVID-19 pandemic has radicallyaltered our experience of space, from the isolated spaces of quarantine to the overburdened spaces of the health care system, from the physical spaces where risk is produced and mitigated to the virtual spaces constituted by digital technologies. Travel bans, lockdowns, and vaccine and mask mandates have animated debates about whether, how, and whose bodies may inhabit public space, while demographic data renders apparent the uneven and inequitable distribution of resources and risk. How are the health humanities grappling with questions of spatiality, and how can we create accessible and equitable spaces—both literal and metaphorical—for engagement moving forward?

Please email conference@healthhumanitiesconsortium.com, if you have any questions.

Plenary Speakers

Duty, Distance and (Moral) Development

Friday, March 25: 12:15-1:45 PM EDT

Lauren A. Taylor, MDiv, MPH, PhD

Assistant professor, Department of Population Health, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Lauren Taylor explores the managerial and ethical dilemmas that make pursuing health equity in a non-ideal world so difficult. Lauren holds a PhD in Health Management from Harvard Business School, a Master in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and a Master in Public Health from Yale.

Sponsored by MCPHS University

Building a Place for Our Bodies: A Reading + Talk

Friday, March 25: 5:45-7:00 PM EDT

Molly McCully Brown, MFA

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Nonfiction, and a member of the MFA Core Faculty, Old Dominion University

Molly McCully Brown’s most recent books are Places I’ve Taken My Body (Persea Books, 2020), an essay collection Kirkus Review, in a starred review, called “powerful,” and In The Field Between Us (Persea Books, 2020) a poetry collection co-authored with Susannah Nevison. She is also the author of the poetry collection, The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017.

Brown has been the recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, a United States Artists Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship and the Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship from the Oxford American magazine. Her poems and essays have appeared in Tin House, Crazyhorse, The New York Times, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, and elsewhere.

Raised in rural Virginia, she is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Stanford University, and the University of Mississippi, where she received her MFA. She lives in Norfolk, VA.

Sponsored by Hiram College

Black. Still. Life.

Saturday, March 26, 2022: 12:15-1:45 PM EDT

Christina Sharpe, PhD

Writer and Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities, York University

Christina Sharpe is the author of: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press, 2016—named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award) and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press, 2010). Her third book, Ordinary Notes, will be published in 2023 (Knopf/FSG/Daunt). She is also working on a monograph called Black. Still. Life

Sponsored by Lehigh University


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