This year’s CHS Spring Pizza Party will be held Tuesday, March 28th at Cassani Room, Shattuck Hall, Mount Holyoke College from 5:00p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We hope you’ll be able to attend the talk by Cristina Huebner-Torres, Director of Research and Wellness, Caring Health Center. With over 15-years of experience in community response, public health research, Cristina's work is guided by theoretical frameworks from social epidemiology and medical anthropology focused primarily on social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity as they relate to chronic disease prevention and management among low income, ethnically diverse populations. She is currently completing her doctorate in Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences and holds a Master’s degree in Somatic Studies from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College.
Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology & Co-Director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility, The New School, will present on her book Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France, which takes undocumented immigrants as the subject of extensive ethnographic research and looks at the place of gender, humanitarianism and the body in debates over immigration -- primarily in France.
Ticktin is concerned by the ways in which border walls and zones come not simply to defend (i.e., certain territories), but to define -- that is, to shape or alter categories of natural and human kinds. She will suggest that borders walls, and all the surrounding and auxiliary technologies they harness, work by shifting how we understand different kinds of beings, ultimately rendering certain kinds killable. She will look at practices of quarantine, containment, and the design of walls themselves.
Join the Five College Culture, Health, and Science program for a panel discussion featuring Miriam Ticktin (Associate Professor of Anthropology & Co-Director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility, The New School), Cristina Huebner-Torres (Director of Research and Wellness, Caring Health Center, Springfield), and Leah Schmalzbauer (Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology, Amherst College).