University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Medicine & Body Politics

UA Assistant Professor of Anthropology Eric Plemons joins Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye to discuss medical approaches to the body and the broader social, political, and ethical issues that stem from surgery. Their expertise includes facial feminization surgeries for trans-women, cancer surgeries for cis, trans-, queer and non-binary individuals with BRCA mutations, and the religious and gendered issues around organ transplantation.

Sherine Hamdy

Sherine Hamdy is co-author (with Coleman Nye) of "Lissa: A Story of Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution" (illustrated by Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer), a work of ethno-fiction in comics form and the debut book of the University of Toronto Press' ethnoGRAPHIC series, for which she is now the Series Editor....


Coleman Nye

Coleman Nye is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is co-author (with Sherine Hamdy) of the ethno-graphic novel "Lissa: A Story of Friendship, Medical Promise, and Revolution....

Eric Plemons

Eric Plemons is a medical anthropologist and ethnographer whose research focuses on surgical practice and the production, circulation and application of expert knowledge on gendered bodies. Plemons' first book, "The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans-Medicine," examines facial feminization surgery, which is a series of bone and soft tissue reconstructive surgeries intended to feminize the faces of trans-women....

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