An Anthropologist Embraces Comics: an ethnoGRAPHIC story about medical promise, friendship, and Revolution in Egypt

An Anthropologist Embraces Comics: an ethnoGRAPHIC story about medical promise, friendship, and Revolution in Egypt

A short talk and discussion with Sherine Hamdy (UC Irvine)

Monday, November 13, 2017
3:00 PM
352 Haines Hall

*RSVP Required, space is limited*

Sherine Hamdy will discuss her move from medical anthropological research to working on creating a graphic novel, featuring women from extraordinarily different circumstances each facing a medical decision the other can't understand.

Sherine Hamdy is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, where she joined the faculty in the Fall of 2017, after being a professor for eleven years at Brown University. Her first book Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt (University of California, 2012) received Honorable Mention from the 2013 Clifford Geertz Prize from the American Anthropological Association's Society for the Anthropology of Religion, and is taught widely in courses in medical anthropology, Middle East studies, and cross-cultural bioethics. She has received numerous fellowships and recognition for her work, including the 2009 Rudolph Virchow Award from the Society of Medical Anthropology for her article "When the State and Your Kidneys Fail: Political Etiologies in an Egyptian Dialysis Ward" (American Ethnologist, 2008). She was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton from 2011-2012, and a Greenwall Foundation Scholar of Bioethics from 2012 to 2015.

Cost : To RSVP, please contact: Marisa Berwald (marisaberwald@gmail.com)

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Anthropology