UCL Anthropology


Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Thursdays 5-6.30pm

Online - Microsoft Teams (open for all)

Due to Covid safety restrictions, this term’s seminars will be ‘flipped’: Papers will be precirculated as a written paper and then the Q&A will be live, with some people participating online and others participating in the room at UCL (we will have two chairs to moderate the online and face-to-face discussions). Speakers will join us online from wherever they are. Please come to the seminar having read the paper and with questions for the presenter. 

The online seminars will take place on Microsoft Teams and you can join the team here (once you join the team, go to the Medical Anthropology channel) to get access to all of the seminars and papers (under the Files tab).

Spring 2021

January 21 - Prof. Janet Carsten (University of Edinburgh)
Blood Work in Penang

January 28 - Dr Amy Moran-Thomas (MIT)
One Hundred Years of Insulin for Some

February 4 - Dr Neely Myers (Southern Methodist University)
Moral Agency, Moral Experiments and Mental Health Recovery after a First-Episode of Psychosis

February 11 - Dr Scott Stonington (University of Michigan)
Karma Masters: Expanding Ethics to Account for Complex Personhood?

Reading Week - No Seminar

February 25 - Prof. Annemarie Mol (University of Amsterdam)
Not quite clean: Trailing schoon and its resonances

March 4 - Dr Talia Dan-Cohen (Washington University in St Louis)
A Simpler Life: Synthetic Biological Experiments

March 11 - Dr Sara Lewis (Naropa University)
Resilience and the Ethics of “Big Mind” Thinking in the Tibetan Diaspora

March 18 - Dr Alex Nading (Cornell University)
Patience, Health Activism, and Meeting Time

Reading Week - No Seminar

For further information, please contact joanna.cook@ucl.ac.uk