Med Humanities: Lisa Diedrich: Critical Med Study, Prehistory of AIDS
Mar 21, 2013
from 04:30 AM to 05:30 PM
|Where||209 Manning Hall|
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Her approach demonstrates a way to think AIDS—and do medicine— differently, by paying more attention to the longue durée of disease and the interdisciplinarity of illness. In particular, Prof. Diedrich considers Rachel Carson’s /Silent Spring/ as an early call for interdisciplinary and collaborative methods in approaching socio-scientific problems, and Carson herself as a relay figure between these minoritarian interdisciplinary and generalist initiatives from within science to what comes after: new social movements around women’s health and environmental justice, as well as new feminist theories of relation.
Lisa Diedrich is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University. She is the author of /Treatments: Language, Politics, and the Culture of Illness/ (Minnesota, 2007) and co-editor (with Victoria
Hesford) of /Feminist Time Against Nation Time/ (Lexington, 2008). She is currently completing a manuscript entitled /Underlying Conditions: A Critical Medical Study of the Prehistory of AIDS, 1960-1990/.