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Professor Anita Hannig (Brandeis University)

Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor October 29-30, 2019

Professor Anita Hannig (Brandeis University) will deliver the 2019 Harry Lyman Hooker Lectures and the Hannah History of Medicine Unit and Medical Humanities Speaker Series and Grand Rounds.

Sep 23, 2019

Departmental Lecture: "Science and Sanctity: Biomedicine and Christianity at an Ethiopian Fistula Hospital” 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
2:00 pm University Hall 122 

Co-sponsors:  Department of Religious Studies, Department of Family Medicine, Midwifery Program, Global Health Program in Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Public Lecture "The Art of Dying: Medical Aid-in-Dying and the Quest for a Good Death”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:00 pm  Health Sciences Centre 1A6

Co-sponsors:  Department of Religious Studies, Department of Family Medicine, Department of Oncology

Speaker Bio: Anita Hannig is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bradeis University, where she teaches classes on medicine, death, and dying. She earned her Master’s and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her first book, Beyond Surgery (2017), won the Eileen Basker Memorial Prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology in 2019. Since 2015, Hannig has conducted research on assisted dying in Oregon and Washington, working with patients, caregivers, physicians, and lawmakers to understand how legal access to medical assistance in dying is changing the ways Americans view and manage the process of dying. She is currently writing an upcoming book, The Day I Die: Assisted Dying in the Age of Medicine.   For those who wish to learn more about Professor Hannig, and links to podcasts featuring her work, see her website:  https://anitahannig.com