Northwestern University

Mon 12:15 PM

Linda Barnes | Incubator Seminar

When: Monday, January 9, 2017
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, Slavic Seminar Room, 3364, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Natasha O Dennison   847.491.3525

Group: Global Medical Cultures and Law (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Medical anthropologist, Linda Barnes, is coming to Northwestern Monday, January 9th for two events.

The first is an "Incubator Seminar" at lunchtime, 12:15 to 2:00 in Kresge 3364 during which we'll discuss her 2011 review essay, "New Geographies of Religion and Healing". The second is a Klopsteg lecture from 4:00 to 5:30 (followed by a reception) in University Hall 201 on "Chinese Medicine and Healing: Cases of Pluralism and Legitimacy".

Bio: Linda Barnes is a medical anthropologist and a scholar in the study of world religions. She is a Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Her research and teaching interests address the intersections of cultural, religious and therapeutic pluralism, particularly in the United States. She is committed to including an understanding of the healing practices of culturally complex patient populations in the training of researchers and clinicians, and to helping both to better understand how religious worldviews play a part in patient and family understandings of illness and healing. As a historian and medical anthropologist, her research expertise addresses the cultural and social history of Western responses to Chinese healing traditions, in relation to histories of race, medicine, and religion.

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