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Dr. Lundy Braun Seminar: Chronic Conditions
October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free
|What: Andrew W. Mellon Found Sawyer Seminar- Chronic Conditions: Knowing, Seeing and Healing the Body in Global Africa
When: Monday, October 28th
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: KU Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm G 109
Dr. Lundy Braun will give a talk at The University of Kansas Medical Center titled “Race Correction of Lung Function: Erasing Lived Experience”. Dr. Braun is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Africana Studies and a member of the Science Technology & Studies Program at Brown University. She studies the historical role of science in the production of racial hierarchies in the United States and South Africa.
Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the epistemological dimensions of structural racism, colonization, and naturalization of human difference in medicine and public health. She is the author of Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics, on which this talk will be based.