Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

CHS Spring Pizza Party with a talk by Cristina Huebner-Torres

Tue, Mar 28 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Cassani Room, Shattuck Hall

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.mWe 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.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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lmmorgan@mtholyoke.edu

Social Science Matters: Border Walls and the Politics of Becoming Non-Human

Thu, Mar 2 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Communication Hub - ILC 3rd Floor

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.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Healthcare in the Sanctuary Era: A Panel Discussion

Fri, Mar 3 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Location: 
Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall
Who is "deserving" of health care, and how has the national framing of this issue affected immigrant and undocumented families?

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). 

Campus: 
Amherst College
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