UCL Anthropology


Medical and Biosocial Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Thursdays 4:30-6pm, IOE - Bedford Way (20) - 903 & MS Teams

Audience members are welcome to join online through the Medical Anthropology seminar channel on Microsoft Teams (if you are not a UCL student/staff and would like to join as a guest, please email Anthropology Communications).

The Med Anth Seminar is ‘flipped’. This means that each week, the audience reads the paper in advance of the seminar and comes to the seminar ready to ask the author questions. Each week, papers will be uploaded to the Med Anth Seminar Teams page and can be accessed here

Spring 2023

19 January - Jason Danely (Oxford Brookes University)
Resonance and Response-ability - ethics and embodiment in the care of older relatives. Chapter 4: Dangerous Compassion

26 January - Emily Wentzell
Collective Biologies

2 February - Chikako Ozawa-de Silva (Emory University)
The Anatomy of Loneliness: Suicide, Social Connection, and the Search for Relational Meaning in Contemporary Japan. Chapter 5: Surviving 3.11.

[Cancelled due to strike action] 9 February - Nicole Fabricant
Fighting to Breathe

Reading Week

[Cancelled due to strike action] 23 February - Jarret Zigon (University of Virginia)
How is it between us? Relational ethics and transcendence

[Cancelled due to strike action] 2 March - Natali Valdez
Weighing the Future

9 March - Sarah Pinto (Tufts University)
The Catatonic Revolutionary: Notes on Medicine, Passivity, Reading, and Intimacy from early 20th Century India

[Cancelled due to strike action] 16 March - Dvera Saxton
The Devil's Fruit Continuum: Crises and Coping for Undocumented and Indigenous Farmworkers in a Pandemic