Each year the Department of Anthropology presents the Kassen Lecture. Generously supported by Drs. Aileen and Julian Kassen, the lectureship invites a top female scholar in the social sciences to the department to present a lecture to the campus community. In addition to the lecture, anthropology graduate students have the opportunity to meet with the Kassen Lecturer in a small group discussion.
Professor, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
"Vulnerability, Virtue Ethics and the Anthropology of Suffering"
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Mather Memorial Building, Room 201
Reception to follow
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012
Marjorie Bronfman Professor in Social Studies in Medicine, Department of Anthropology, McGill University
LECTURE TITLE: "The Alzheimer Enigma amidst Global Aging"
Dr. Marcia C. Inhorn
William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University
LECTURE TITLE: "Global Gametes: Reproductive 'Tourism' and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East"
Ph.D., Associate Professor Anthropology, Brandeis University
LECTURE TITLE: "Abandonment and Freedom: Elder-Care Institutions, Individualizing Subjectivities and the Ethics of Aging in Contemporary India."
Dr. Jennifer Furin
M.D., Harvard Medical School, Ph.D., University of California
Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Medical Director for Partners in Health's (PIH) Program in Lesotho
LECTURE TITLE: "Anthropologist as Witness; Anthropologist as Advocate: Objectivity and Responsibility in Current Anthropological Practice"
Ph.D., Duke University and University of California, Irvine
Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. Research in cognitive anthropology, medical anthropology, research methods, Mesoamerica and northern North America.
LECTURE TITLE: "Enacting Ethos, Enacting Health: Parental Commentary and Everyday Life in a California Family"
Ph.D., Harvard University
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Biology at Emory University
LECTURE TITLE: "You Can't Always Get What You Want: Cultural Models, Parenting Practices, and Child Development"
Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama
LECTURE TITLE: "Sociocultural Dimensions of Birth Outcomes: An Anthropological Approach to the Persistent Ethnic Gap"
Dr. Judith Justice
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
Professor of Medical Anthropology and Health Policy at the University of California at San Francisco
LECTURE TITLE: "Volunteering in Poorer Countries: Empowerment or Exploitation?"
Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a teaching faculty member in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Sociology at Harvard University
LECTURE TITLE: "Indonesia Sakit (Indonesia in Pain): Interpretations of States of Crisis by Indonesian Contemporary Artists"
Dr. Carolyn Sargent
Ph.D. Michigan State
Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University
LECTURE TITLE: "Reproduction, Polygamy and the State: Challenges to Malian Migrants in Paris"
Ph.D. Hon. New School of Social Research
Professor of Anthropology in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
LECTURE TITLE: "Thinking about Epidemics: Kuru, Mad Cow and Variant Cretzfeldt Jakob Disease"
Ph.D. University of London
Professor of Anthropology and the Social Sciences in the College and former Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago
LECTURE TITLE: "Alien Nation: Zombies, Immigrants, and the State of the South African Postcolony"
Dr. Susan Scrimshaw
Dean of the School of Public Health and Professor of Community Health Sciences and Anthropology at University of Illinois at Chicago. She was formerly in the Department of Anthropology and Associate Dean of Public Health at UCLA.
LECTURE TITLE: "Anthropologists in Public Health: A Time of Opportunity"