Bodies on the Margins

A Forum on Science, Medicine, and Social Justice

October 3 – October 9, 2016

This year, the History, Science, and Justice Collective invites those interested to help us explore how histories of science, medicine, and public health can help us to not only understand, but also engage in, the social justice issues of our time. How can these critiques of power and authority be used for introspection and action in our own departments, in our scholarship, and in our daily lives? How can academic institutions rise to demands for justice in the twenty-first century? We hope these discussions can bring new dimensions to work on race and justice at Yale.

We will open this conversation with several events from October 3rd through 7th. We invite you to join us as we hear from scholars at this intersection, and as we reflect together on our role in the academy and activism, at Yale and beyond.


Schedule of Events

Keith Wailoo (Princeton University)

The first annual Manuelidis Lecture: “The Politics of Pain: Medicine, Difference, and the Gatekeepers of Relief in America”
Monday, October 3
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Medical Historical Library, Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street









John Mckiernan-González (Texas State University)

Public lecture: “Working Conditions: Medical Authority and Latino Civil Rights”
Thursday, October 6
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Room 211, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street


Jenny Reardon (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Student lunch discussion
Friday, October 7
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Fulton Room, Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street

Public lecture: “Life on Third: Justice After the Genome”
Friday, October 7
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Medical Historical Library, Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street


Thank you to our Co-sponsors:

The Center for Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration

The Race, Science, and Social Justice speaker series

The Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale

The Elias E. Manuelidis Memorial Fund