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Doctors of the Revolution: Medicine and Violence in Egypt's Tahrir Square
Start Date: 4/14/2017Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 4/14/2017End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
This talk will present Soha Bayoumi and Sherine Hamdy who are finishing a co-authorized book manuscript on the role of doctors in the Egyptian uprising, and working on another book project on the question of health and social justice and the social roles of doctors in postcolonial Egypt.

Soha Bayoumi, Assistant Dean of Harvard College and lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard, trained in political theory and philosophy and intellectual history and specializes on the question of justice at the intersection of political philosophy, intellectual history and science studies. With a focus on health and medicine, her research addresses the question of health and social justice, biomedical ethics and the links between medicine and politics, with a geographical focus on the Middle East and a special interest in postcolonial and gender studies. In addition to teaching courses on health, medicine and gender, and has taught courses in European and American intellectual history as well as the intellectual history of the modern and contemporary Middle East.

Sherine Hamdy is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brown University.  Her first book Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt (University of California, 2012) received Honorable Mention from the 2013 Clifford Geertz Prize from the American Anthropological Association's Society for the Anthropology of Religion, and is taught widely in courses in medical anthropology, Middle East studies, and cross-cultural bioethics. Her new research is a collaborative project with Soha Bayoumi that critically engages with physicians' roles in the recent political upheavals in the Arab world. She is also the co-author of Lissa: a Story of Friendship, Medical Promise, and Revolution (University of Toronto Press' ethnoGRAPHIC series Fall 2017).
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Anna Everetts
Phone: (610) 328-7750
Email: aeveret1@swarthmore.edu
Woman Egyptian Doctor Holding Protest Sign
Event Sponsors
Peace and Conflict Studies, Arabic, Biology, Islamic Studies, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Pre-Med Office, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology
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