MHS Hot Topics: Mimi Khúc “Hacking Psychiatry: Race, Gender, and Community”

Thursday, April 12th, 12:15-1:45pm, Sarratt 216/220

What does it look like to “hack” how we approach mental health? What does a mental health intervention look like through the lenses of race, gender, and community? Dr. Mimi Khúc will present on the project Open in Emergency, exploring mental health in the hands of Asian American artists, writers, humanists, community members–thinkers and creators producing knowledge and resources often illegible to the psychological establishment. This presentation offers new approaches that locate mental health in the context of social structures and ask us to dream new ways of understanding our unwellness and tending to it.

featuring comments by Prof. Ben Tran (Department of Asian Studies), Liv Parks (K.C. Potter for LGBTQI Life), and Maggie Mang (Center for Medicine, Health & Society), moderated by Rebecca Rahimi (Center for Medicine, Health & Society)

Sponsored by The Center for Medicine, Health & Society, the Program in American Studies, and the Program in Asian Studies


Jan. 29: Raj Punjabi, Health Editor at VICE

Jan. 31: “The Hate U Give” Book Club Discussion

Feb. 25: VIGH Global Health Symposium

March 20: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University

“Disarmed” exhibit events, Rymer Gallery, details forthcoming


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