IHR Fellows Symposium: Unhealthy Regimes: Interrogating Illness, Wellness and Power




What is health and what is disease? What institutions generate or impede health? Who has access to the healthiest environments and what makes those environments healthy? How do communities construct, maintain or discipline health in individual bodies? At this symposium, ASU Faculty Fellows join invited guest Anthony Hatch to discuss these question, highlighting the ways in which communities and institutions construct and contest definitions of what constitutes good health, the cultural and political reasons for unequal access to health care, the importance of adopting an intersectional approach to health, and the contribution that humanities research can make to questions and policies surrounding health care.


Keynote address: Anthony Hatch, "Overdose: Institutional Addiction in the U.S. Custodial State"

Please join us on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 for the Fellows Symposium Keynote Address with Anthony Hatch. 

Learn more and RSVP for keynote address



8:30-9:00 Breakfast Buffet

9:00-10:30 Writing and Reproducing Health

Moderator: Victoria Thompson

Jenny Brian, “The Life of a LARC: A Critical Analysis of LARC Promotion Practices and the Lived Experiences They Engender”

Annika Mann, “Immovable Bodies: Women Writing Health and Disease in the British Romantic Era”

Karen Leong, Kathy Nakagawa and Aggie Noah, “Asian American and Pacific Islander Women's Health: New Questions and Approaches”

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Crafting Communities of Wellbeing

Moderator: Victoria Thompson

Chris Wharton and Tyler DesRoches, “Integrative Health and Human Well-Being"

Olga Davis, “The Barbershop Stories: Narratives of Health and Illness of African American Men in the Black Barbershop”

12:00- 1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Interactive session: Healthy Measures: What counts as evidence?

Anastasia Cossette, moderator

2:15-3:30 Roundtable with Anthony Hatch: Healthier Futures: Humanities Research in Action

Sarah Parks, moderator

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Location and Parking

The symposium will take place in West Hall 135. The closest parking lot is the Orange Garage - 10th Street Structure.


Like all IHR events, the Fellows Symposium is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to attend.


Friday, April 13, 2018
West Hall 135, ASU Tempe 1000 S. Cady Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

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