Medical Humanities Mondays

Current Schedule for Spring 2018

January 22, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 pm

602 Cathedral of Learning

Image result for mark paterson pittWhat can blindness teach us about ‘seeing’? Molyneux, neuroplasticity, and technologies of sensory substitution
Mark W.D. Paterson, PhD
Assistant Professor in Sociology
University of Pittsburgh

February 5, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 pm

501 Cathedral of learning

Disabled Bodies and Genetic Enhancement:  A Phenomenological Critique
Tom Sparrow, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Slippery Rock University

February 26, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 pm

602 Cathedral of Learning

Working Toward the Rights of Intersex People
Alice Dreger, PhD
Author of One of Us:  Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal and Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex ; Previously, Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Northwestern University

March 19, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 pm

501 Cathedral of Learning

Straw into Gold:  The Risks, Rewards, and Power of Writing Your Medical Memoir
Katy Butler
Family caregiver, journalist, and author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door

April 9, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 pm

501 Cathedral of Learning

Cyborg on the Bridge to Nowhere: Problems from the Edge of Life
Jesse Soodalter, MD, MA
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh