Weird Fictions Research Group cordially invites you to the very last event this semester!

Agata Chełstowska

Biosocial Groups, Biosocial Criminals – the Body and Medicine as Organizing Agents

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
 4:45PM

You can get 3 OZN points for participating in this event.

Where?

Dobra 55, room: 2.118
(the building features some mobility accommodations: ramp and lift)

What?

Ozempic, abortion pills, the anti-vaxx movement – medical events, interventions, inventions and knowledges are causing new social groups and cultures to form and proliferate. Science and technology studies, as well as medical anthropology offer a social sciences-centered approach to understanding and interpreting the interactions between medicine and technology as well as between medicine and humans as social creatures. The lecture will touch on recent developments in these fields, and show how medical anthropology and cultural studies can shed light on medicine-related social and cultural phenomena.

Who?

Agata Chełstowska – anthropologist, sociologist, lecturer at American Studies Center. She is interested in the intersection of medicine, law, criminalization and gender. She taught at Copenhagen University and Warsaw University. She received the Kościuszko Scholarship to study at the New School for Social Research, New York.

June 17-18: Polish-language conference „Jak uczyć o płci i seksualności? Interdyscyplinarność, instytucjonalizacja, zaangażowanie społeczne.”

June 11, 2024

Konferencja „Jak uczyć o płci i seksualności? Interdyscyplinarność, instytucjonalizacja, zaangażowanie społeczne” ma na celu stworzenie przestrzeni, w której mogą się spotkać społeczności akademickie, aktywistyczne, artystyczne, eksperckie tworzące i przekazujące wiedzę o płci i seksualności. Jaka mogłaby być dziś edukacja seksualna? Gdzie jest miejsce na feministyczny i queerowy aktywizm w akademii? Czy słowem kluczowym jest „równość” czy „nierówności”? Czy potrafimy wspólnie wyobrazić sobie studia magisterskie o płci i seksualności w Polsce? Zapraszamy na 6 paneli dyskusyjnych.

Year 2023/2024

June 11: Biosocial Groups, Biosocial Criminals – the Body and Medicine as Organizing Agents

June 11, 2024

Weird Fictions Research Group cordially invites you to the very last event this semester! The lecture will show how medical anthropology and cultural studies can shed light on medicine-related social and cultural phenomena.

Year 2023/2024

June 6: Marketing Barbie’s “Curvy New Body”: Mattel’s Fashionistas Line and its Legacy Brand Politics

June 6, 2024

We would like to invite you to an upcoming lecture given by a Fulbright Scholar, Doctor Rebecca C. Hains! During this lecture, you will have the pleasure of listening to Dr. Hains’s exploration of Barbie from the feminist perspective, the history of Barbie’s body type, and the feminist critique around it. The talk will also discuss the PR surrounding the “Curvy” Barbies’ release, a topic that has sparked many intense debates.

Year 2023/2024

June 5: Dissecting Theater: Medical Horror on Stage

June 5, 2024

Weird Fictions Research Group cordially invites you to a penultimate event this semester! We will discuss the ways in which medicine and theater are correlated and how medical horror stories can thrive on stage. We will explore the universal nature of theater by analyzing the sources of fear in Starkid’s The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals as well.

News

Three NCN Sonata grants for ASC scholars

May 26, 2024

Three ASC scholars – Dr. Jędrzej Burszta, Dr. Ludmiła Janion and Dr. Joanna Mąkowska were awarded scientific grants in the Sonata 19 competition organized by the National Science Center (NCN)