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The Haunted Curriculum: Engaging Ghosts... - David Ansari

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When: Thursday, February 29, 2024
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

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

Cost: FREE - must register to attend online

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program


A Montgomery Lecture


David Ansari, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Education
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

The Haunted Curriculum: 
Engaging Ghosts in Mental Health Care and
Health Professions Education

Scholarly accounts of socialization and professionalization in a variety of health professions have emphasized how intuitions, skills, and judgments become embodied through apprenticeships, where novices are absorbed in communities of practice and transformed into experts. Drawing on ethnographic research on apprenticeships among budding psychotherapists in France, who support patients whose mental health has been adversely affected by displacement and discrimination and situating it with accounts of injustice in clinical training, Professor Ansari will engage the exciting field of hauntology to examine the emergence of these specters and the ways they shape the development and performance of expertise. This talk will extend this framework to understand how the development of clinical skill and expertise is orchestrated within and beyond haunted sites of apprenticeship. Engaging the ghosts of clinical training requires more than simply identifying them. Instead, affective engagements demonstrate how the development of dispositions and a clinical habitus are experienced differently by different learners, and these engagements posit alternative ways of conceptualizing belonging and inclusivity in health professions education.

This lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior), Chicago Campus. For those outside the Chicago area and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, a Zoom option is also available.


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