MHS is an innovative multidisciplinary center that studies the social and societal dimensions of health and illness. Our scholarship, teaching, and wide-ranging collaborative projects explore medicine and science in a wide array of cultural contexts, while at the same time fostering productive dialogue across disciplinary boundaries.

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Application deadline: February 1, 2020


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The Politics of Health:

2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference


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Dying of Whiteness


by Jonathan M. Metzl

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Jan. 23, 2020: Prof. Tara McKay hosts a free screening of I Am Not a Witch as part of the International Lens Film series

Feb. 26, 2020: Prof. Laura Stark hosts “Change Your Mind: Michael Pollan’s Prescription” as part of the Robert Penn Warren Center Thought Leaders series

Mar. 13, 2020: Prof. Gilbert Gonzales and Prof. Tara McKay host the “Election 2020: What’s at Stake for LGBT Rights” conference

Mar. 26-28, 2020: 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium: The Politics of Health conference

Apr. 7, 2020: Advising Pizza Party

Apr. 17, 2020: MHS is bringing Sabrina Strings to campus as part of the Sociology Guest Speaker series

May 8, 2020: MHS Graduation Reception