Humanities Institute

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Laurie Green on "'Hunger,' 'Malnutrition,' or 'Starvation'?"

Mon, May 6, 2019 | University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. Laurie Green
Dr. Laurie Green

This Spring the Humanities Institute continues to host a series of monthly Health & Humanities Research Seminars in partnership with Dell Medical School. A follow-up to the Spring 2018 Pop-Up Institute, the seminars are intended to engage scholars and practitioners across the health and humanities disciplines in research-oriented dialogue. 

The May seminar took place on May 6th at the University of Texas Club and featured a presentation from Dr. Laurie Green, Associate Professor in the Department of History at UT Austin. Dr. Green's presentation was titled “'Hunger,' 'Malnutrition,' or 'Starvation'? The High Stakes of Language in the 1960s US."

About the Speaker:
Laurie Green is Associate Professor of History. Her central research areas include the politics of race and gender in the twentieth-century U.S.; social movements; and cultural studies. She teaches modern U.S. history, with concentrations on women and gender in twentieth-century America, the Civil Rights Movement, the South, African-American history and comparative race and ethnicity. Dr. Green is the co-editor of Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America (2014) and the winner of 2008 Philip Taft Labor History Book Award and finalist for 2008 OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for her monograph Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle (2007).

Seating for each seminar is limited and available by advance reservation. You can RSVP HERE to request a seat. Questions may be emailed to HI Associate Director and seminar organizer Phillip Barrish at



Sponsored by: the College of Liberal Arts through the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #1, the Humanities Institute, and Dell Medical School

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