Five College Consortium

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

Her Body, Our Laws: On the Frontlines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma

Tue, Feb 21 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall 106

A nationally recognized scholar on legal issues surrounding adolescence, pregnancy, and motherhood, Professor Oberman will present work from her forthcoming book exploring women and abortion at the intersections of law, policy, and medicine in the U.S. and Latin America.

This event is sponsored by the Smith College Department of Anthropology, the Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender, the Five College Cultural, Health and Science program, and the Smith College Lecture Committee.

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Smith College
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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). 

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Amherst College
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