SSHM Public Lecture October 7th: “Malignant: How cancer Becomes us” by Professor Lochlann Jain, Stanford University

The SSHM public lecture will be given by Professor Lochlann Jain (Department of Anthropology at Stanford University) on 7 October 2015 from 18:00-19:30 in the Safra Lecture Theatre.

“Malignant. How Cancer Becomes Us”

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Jain will discuss and read from her award-winning book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us. The book unpacks the role of uncertainty in cause and treatments of cancer, to better understand how we are stuck within a state of paradox and confusion.

Løchlann Jain is Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University, where she teaches medical and legal anthropology. Jain’s publications include, among others, Injury (Princeton University Press, 2006) and Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us (University of California Press, 2013), which won the Victor Turner Prize, the Edelstein Prize, the Diana Forsythe Prize, the Fleck Prize, and others. Jain is currently working on three projects. The first is developing methods for anthropology from theater and art practices, the second is studying origin stories of HIV, and the third is on the history and theory of automobile crashes.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. 

To book your place please click on the link below to go to the registration page:

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