Academic Year 2021-2022

Spring 2022

Planetary Health and the Humanities Conference

March 31-April 1, 2022

Keynote speaker: Nancy Tuana (Penn State University)
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Panel 1 speakers: ​​Omar Rivera (Texas A&M University), Nicole Redvers (University of North Dakota), Jordan Daniels (Pomona & Pitzer Colleges), Mayari Hengstermann (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala)
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Panel 2 speakers: Rosemary Jolly (Penn State University), Krithika Srinivasan (University of Edinburgh), Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai (Tamkang University), Kathryn Whitlock (University of Texas Dallas)
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Panel 3 speakers: Michelle Meyer (Texas A&M University), Jamie Draper (University of Oxford), Daniel Mahoney (Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital), Priya Dave (Harvard Medical School & Mt. Sinai Hospital)
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“How Has the Pandemic Affected How You Think About Your Humanities Research?” | A virtual brown bag lunch series, Session 2

April 21, 2022 | 1:00-2:30 pm

Idia Thurston
, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, Texas A&M
Rachel Lim, Visiting Assistant Professor and ACES Fellow, Department of History, Texas A&M
Jessie Cortez, PhD Candidate in English Literature, Texas A&M
Conversation facilitated by Jessica Howell, Professor | Department of English

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Who Owns the Stories of Our Lives?” A reading and reflection by creative writer Lise Saffran

April 25, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 pm

Lise Saffran
, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Public Health, University of Missouri
Conversation facilitated by Jessica Howell, Professor | Department of English

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Fall 2021

“How Has the Pandemic Affected How You Think About Your Humanities Research?” | A virtual brown bag lunch series, Session 1

November 1, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 pm

Sara DiCaglio, Assistant Professor | Department of English, Texas A&M
Omar Rivera, Associate Professor | Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M
Joan Wolf, Associate Professor | Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Texas A&M
Conversation facilitated by Jessica Howell, Professor | Department of English

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Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall 2020

“Frontline Workers’ Stories During COVID-19” Miniseries

“Heroes and Villains: Moral Injury and Institutional Betrayal in the Era of COVID”
Tuesday, November 10th, 10:00-11:00AM
Rishi Goyal | Director of the Medicine, Literature, and Society Program and
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

“The Stories of Nursing Educators and Trainees During COVID-19”
Thursday, October 8th, 1:00-2:00 PM
Margaret Bosenbark | Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Texas A&M

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Spring 2021

“The Long-Term Impacts of Pandemics: Ongoing Disruptions to Society, Families, and the Economy”
March 1, 2021 | 10:00am-4:00pm CST | Zoom

T3 Global Health Humanities Project, supported by the President’s Excellence fund.

Panel 1 (10:00-11:15am CST) – “Social impacts of Ebola: DR Congo” | Chair: Dr. Leslie RuyleSpeakers:
Kaswera Marie Jeanne | Farmer and Bethesda Beneficiary
Noe Kasali | Director, Bethesda Counseling
Tychique Muke | Red Cross
Maurice Kakule Mutsunga | Doctor affiliated with World Health Organization

Panel 2 (11:45am-1:00pm CST) – “Oral histories of Ebola: Sierra Leonean communities in Dallas and Freetown” | Chair: Professor Violet Showers JohnsonSpeakers:
Yvonne Deen | President, Krio Descendants Union of Texas
Jeremiah Harding | Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM)
Patrick Jackson | Krio Descendants Union

Keynote (3:00-4:00pm CST) – “Viral Exchanges: The Shifting Geopolitics of Ebola and COVID-19”
Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chair: Professor Jessica Howell

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“The Role of Humanities in a Time of Pandemic”

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm CST | Zoom

“Conceptualizing Health Humanities Programs in Low Resource Settings (in Africa)”
Quentin Eichbaum, Professor and Program Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“The Stories of Epidemics: Oral Histories and Ebola”
Jessica Howell, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research | Texas A&M University

“Holding a Mirror up to Society: Empathy and Social Resilience in Pandemic Times”
Charles-Antoine Barbeau, M.A. Sociology, MD/PhD Candidate | Université de Sherbrooke

“The ‘Quarantined Across Border’ Project:  Immigrant Voices, Shared Sense-Making, and Collective Healing in a Pandemic”
Srividya Ramasubramanian, Professor of Communication and Presidential Impact Fellow | Texas A&M University

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Academic Year 2019-2020

Fall 2019

“Global Health Humanities lecture by Dr. Dorothy Roberts”
Thursday, November 14th, 4 PM-5:30 PM
Dr. Dorothy Roberts

Academic Year 2018-2019

Spring 2019

“Historical, Cultural, and Environmental Factors that Impact Nutrition Status in Timor-Leste, SE Asia”
January 29th, 1 PM-2:30 PM
Dr. Christine Tisone | Department of Health and Kinesiology
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“The Story of Malaria and Ebola in Oral History and Written Words”
February 15th, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dr. Violet Showers Johnson | Department of History
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“‘Irregular Women’: Indian Doctresses and 19th-century American Medicine”
March 5th, 11 AM-12:30 PM
Dr. Angela Hudson | Department of History
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Fall 2018

“Sustainable Development and Well-being in the Yucatan, Mexico: Developing a Local Level Survey Instrument that Links Across Scales”
October 15th, 11 AM-12:30 PM
Dr. Allison Hopkins | Department of Anthropology

“HIV/AIDS Biopolitics, State and Sexually Marginalized Groups in India”
November 14th, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Dr. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti | Department of Sociology

“Wildlife, Humans and Conservation in Botswana and the Amazon: One Health”
December 5th, 11 AM-12:30 PM
Dr. Amanda Stronza | Applied Biodiversity Science Program

Academic Year 2018-2019 Past Events

Spring 2018

“Undergraduate Health Humanities Highlights”
February 23rd, 3-4 PM
Seminar Meeting
Facilitated by Professor Barbara Gastel

“Graphic Medicine and Women’s Reproductive Health”
March 23rd, 4-5 PM
Seminar Meeting
Dr. Sara DiCaglio

“Readings from Symposium Guest Speakers”
April 12th, 11 AM-12 PM
Seminar Meeting
Dr. Jessica Howell

One-Day Symposium: “The Future of Healthcare”

April 20th, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers: Professor Kirsten Ostherr, Rice University, Department of English and Dr. Ruth Berggren, UT Health San Antonio, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics

Fall 2017

“Global Health and Medical Anthropology: Storytelling as a Cultural Bridge”
September 25th, 2017, 3:30 – 4:40 p.m.
Seminar meeting
Michelle Yeoman, Lecturer in Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. student in Anthropology, Texas A&M University

“Intimate Partner Violence in Medicine”
November 27th, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Seminar meeting
Dr. Dianne Kraft, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine