Spring 2019 Global Scholars Seminar
"Chronic Conditions: Knowing, Seeing & Healing the Body in Global Africa" taught by Katie Rhine
Course Description: The goal of the 2019 Global Scholars Seminar is to consider new ways of thinking about the historical, cultural, and structural processes that have given rise to chronic illnesses among Africans, African immigrants, and African Americans. Global scholars will address critical questions about how anti-black racism and symbolic violence have combined with structural inequalities to predispose minoritized populations to particular conditions. Through a focus on communities that share African roots, seminar participants will trace how legacies of slavery, colonialism, and segregation have rendered black bodies particularly vulnerable to misapprehension, oppression, and exploitation in medicine.
The course will be offered Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm.