Student lunch with Prof. Anna Kirkland, Univ. of Michigan

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Student lunch with Prof. Anna Kirkland, Univ. of Michigan

Guest speaker: Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science, University of Michigan

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
12:15am-1:15pm
Morrison Commons, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Free Food

Lunch sign up: https://lunchannakirkland.eventbrite.com

Anna Kirkland will give a public talk later, "Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury," at 5:00-6:00 pm, in Rocky 003.

Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D., is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science, and Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Fat Rights: Dilemmas of Difference and Personhood (New York University Press, 2008) and co-editor with Jonathan Metzl of Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality (New York University Press, 2010). In her new book, Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury (New York University Press, 2016), Kirkland explores how activists and government actors come to know, identify, and compensate for vaccine injuries, and what recent debates over vaccine safety reveal about democratic engagement with volatile scientific questions in the contemporary United States. Recent articles include also “Power and Persuasion in the Vaccine Debates: An Analysis of Political Efforts and Outcomes in the States, 1998-2012,” “Credibility Battles in the Autism Litigation,” “The Legitimacy of Vaccine Critics: What’s Left after Autism?,” and “The Environmental Account of Obesity: A Case for Feminist Skepticism.” Kirkland recently received a National Science Foundation grant to study the organizational handling of rights claims against sex discrimination in health care settings under the Affordable Care Act

For more information, contact:
Joanne Needham
603-646-2207

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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