Humanities Institute

Humanities Institute 2018 Symposium: Health, Well-Being, and Healing

Fri, February 2, 2018 | UNB 3.304 (Quadrangle Room), Guadalupe St. & W. 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

HI 2018 Symposium
HI 2018 Symposium

The Humanities 2018 Symposium on Health, Well-Being, Healing marks the culmination of the 2016-18 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellows Seminar. The Symposium will feature a keynote address from Alondra Nelson on "The Social Life of DNA" on Thursday, Feruary 1 at 7PM in the Avaya Auditorium, and will continue all-day Friday, February 2, from 8AM-5:30PM with presentations from the 2016-18 Faculty Fellows. 

Schedule

Thursday, February 1, 2018

7:00 pm | THE SOCIAL LIFE OF DNA

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Alondra Nelson
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium)
Free and Open to the Public

Friday, February 2, 2018

8:00 am | Continental Breakfast 
8:30 am | Introduction to the Symposium

Dean Randy Diehl and HI Director Pauline Strong
College of Liberal Arts

8:45 – 10:05 am | RACE, ETHNICITY, AND HEALTH DISPARITIES

Chair: Phillip Barrish

Laurie B. Green
History, College of Liberal Arts
Mental Health and Malnutrition: The Politics of Race and Hunger in the ‘60s and ‘70s

John Hoberman         
Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts       
Medical Liberalism and the Challenge of Race
 
Julie A. Minich           
English/Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, College of Liberal Arts       
Enforceable Care: Health, Justice, & Latina/o Expressive Culture
 
Sharmila Rudrappa
Sociology/Asian American Studies, College of Liberal Arts    
Markets in Life

10:05 - 10:20 am | Coffee Break 
10:20 – 11:50 am | TECHNOLOGY, POLITICAL ECONOMY, AND HEALTH

Chair: Pauline Strong

Phillip J. Barrish        
English/Humanities Institute, College of Liberal Arts
American Literature and the Political Economy of Health Care

Caroline Faria
Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
The Imperial Debris of Care, Hygiene and Beauty: Lebanese Entrepreneurs and Ugandan Innovation in The Synthetic Hair Trade

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare      
History, College of Liberal Arts          
Particles in Bodies: Historical Perspectives on Radiation and Health in Ghana

Keri K. Stephens        
Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
Exploring How Communication Technologies and Workplace Dynamics Influence Patient-
Centered Care

11:50 am – 12:35  pm | Lunch
12:45 – 2:05 pm | MENTAL HEALTH AND DISABILITY

Chair: Pauline Strong

Cynthia G. S. Franklin
Mental Health, Steve Hicks School of Social Work     
Interdisciplinary Teams and Adolescent and Family Mental Health

Gloria González-López         
Sociology, College of Liberal Arts      
The Researcher's Heart: Lessons from the Field about Self Care, Sensitive Topics, and Community Engagement

Ann Cvetkovich                     
English/Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Depression, Mental Health, and Disability

Madhavi Mallapragada
Radio-TV-Film, Moody College of Communication
Disability Tropes in Media Culture: Debating Health, Critiquing Normativity

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break
2:20 - 3:20 pm | RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY, AND HEALING

Chair: Pauline Strong

Madeline Sutherland-Meier   
Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts         
'The reality of my truth': Teresa de Cartagena as Wounded Storyteller"

Robert H. Abzug        
History/American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Psychotherapeutic Healing: What the life of Rollo May can tell us about the spiritual and
cultural origins and future of a hybrid ritual of healing in its first century of practice

J. Brent Crosson        
Religious Studies/Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
Healing Divides and Experimental Religions

3:20 – 4:20  pm | AESTHETICS AND THE HEALING ARTS

Chair: Phillip Barrish

Susan Rather
Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts         
Art, Art History, and Medicine: A Pedagogical Perspective

Luisa Nardini            
Musicology, College of Fine Arts        
The Soundscape of Death: Music and Mourning in the Middle Ages and Beyond 

Kathleen M. Higgins  
Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts    
The Role Aesthetic Phenomena Can Play in Facilitating Healing in the Context of Bereavement

4:30 – 5:30 pm | Performance and Reception

Chair: Phillip Barrish

Lisa B. Thompson      
African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts
The Mamalogues: Parenting While Black and Middle Class in the Age of Anxiety (a reading of selected scenes)

This event is part of the Health & Humanities Pop-Up InstituteRSVPs are not required, but appreciated! To register for the 2018 Humanities Institute Symposium on Health, Well-Being, Healing, please visit our Eventbrite page

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute through the Holloway Centennial Lectureship and the Department of Sociology

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