Race and Healthcare
Featuring Professor Carolyn Rouse, Princeton University Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies; and Professor Keith Wailoo, the Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School.
Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 016
Date/Time: 03/09/11 at 4:30 pm - 03/09/11 at 6:00 pm
"Race and Healthcare" will be the topic of discussion at the Woodrow Wilson School at 4:30 on Wednesday, March 9, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The event will feature Carolyn Rouse, Princeton University Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies; and Keith Wailoo, the Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and author of "How Cancer Crossed the Color Line" (Oxford University Press, 2011). A book signing of Wailoo's book and Rouse's "Uncertain Suffering: Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease" and a public reception will follow the discussion in the Bernstein gallery. The discussion is part of the School's "Race and Public Policy Series."
Carolyn Rouse is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on why people accept systems of inequality. Rouse’s work examines the discourses and practices that are used to rationalize forms of suffering as well as to negate them. Her fieldwork focuses religion, medicine, education and development. Rouse is the author of "Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam" (2004) and "Uncertain Suffering: Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease" (2009). She is finishing a co-written book entitled, "Televised Redemption: The Media Production of Black Jews, Christians and Muslims." Her current book project, "Development Hubris: Adventures Trying to Save the World," examines discourses of charity and development and is tied to her project building a school in a fishing village in Ghana. In addition to being an anthropologist, Rouse is also a filmmaker and has produced, directed, and/or edited a number of documentaries.
Keith Wailoo is jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Woodrow Wilson. His research examines a wide array of issues in public health, scientific and technological innovation in medical care, medical specialization, and the role of identity, gender, race and ethnicity in health and disease thought. In addition to "How Cancer Crossed the Color Line"; he has authored "The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) which received the Association of American Publishers book award in History of Science; "Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health" (University of North Carolina, 2001), which received numerous awards; and "Drawing Blood: Technology and Disease Identity in Twentieth Century America" (Hopkins, 1997) which received the Arthur Viseltear Award from the American Public Health Association.
The Race and Public Policy Series is one of five thematic lecture series that includes Financial Market Regulation (Fall 2010); Intractable Conflicts (Fall, 2010); Implementing Healthcare Reform (co-sponsored with the School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing); and Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination (co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of its10th anniversary). Each series features four to six lectures and/or panel discussions, convening noted scholars, diplomats, think tank, public policy and government officials to discuss pressing policy issues.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for African American Studies. It is free and open to the public.
Department: Center for African American Studies