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Formerly the Future of Healthcare Series, Vital Perspectives on Healthcare and Science engages with some of the most pressing public health issues of our time, in a regular public forum catalyzed by a book. This November event will feature Dr. Risa Cromer, author of Conceiving Christian America: Embryo Adoption and Reproductive Politics.
Join us for an evening of scholarship made accessible, opening conversation around this book -- the first book on embryo adoption tracing how this powerful social movement draws on white saviorist tropes in their aims to reconceive personhood, with drastic consequences for reproductive rights and justice.
We're thrilled that Carole McCann and Carolyn Sufrin will join Risa Cromer in conversation.
Risa Cromer received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2016. From 2016-2019, she collaborated on interdisciplinary teams as a postdoctoral fellow in the Thinking Matters program and Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University. In 2018, she was a visiting scholar in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group at Cambridge University. Risa completed a Bachelors in Gender Studies from Willamette University and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center. She joined Purdue University faculty in Fall 2019.
Dr. Carole McCann is Professor and Chair of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She served as Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 1998 to 2005 and from 2008 to 2014, when the Program became a Department. She has continued to serve as Department Chair since that time. She holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment in the Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program. She is also Special Assistant to the Provost for Interdisciplinary Activities, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Activities Advisory Committee, and Co-Director of the UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab summer internship program.
Carolyn Sufrin, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and of health, behavior, and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, her areas of clinical expertise include family planning, general obstetrics and gynecologic care.
TIME & DATE
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 6:00pm