To mark the launch of the Medical Humanities major at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, we are hosting an inaugural virtual series, “Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms,” which will serve as an essential rallying point for Columbia faculty, current students, and alumni of the Medicine, Literature and Society track. Featuring scholars, activists and artists from a range of fields—from epidemiology to science fiction to urban planning—the series will both illustrate the imaginative possibilities of the Medical Humanities, while also grounding its activities in the community-building work of students at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Maria John (History, University of Massachusetts Boston),
Río Oxas (Activist, RAHOK), and
Rohit Negi (Ambedkar University)
with a response from Merlin Chowkwanyun (Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University).
This event celebrates the launch of our new Medical Humanities major. Learn more about the major here.