Well Read: Author Talk with Eric Garcia
Wednesday, January 19, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
2014 Carolina graduate Eric Garcia will discuss his new book, “We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation.” He will be joined in conversation by Emily Jones, health sciences librarian at the Health Sciences Library.
Garcia is autistic and knows firsthand the consequence of policies that he says have wrongfully focused on finding a cure for autism. That is something, he says, that autistic people don’t want and never asked for. His book asks: Instead of prioritizing trying to “fix” autistic people, what can we do to make their lives better?
Bullitt History of Medicine Club: Diabetes and the American Century
Tuesday, February 1, 12 – 1 p.m.
Diabetes has played a key role in multiple 20th-century movements. This talk by Rick Mizelle focuses on the Civil Rights and post-Civil Rights era to rethink the importance of chronic disease and social activism in America.
Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Robin Brooks
Thursday, February 24, 12 – 1 p.m.
Robin Brooks will discuss her new book, “Class Interruptions: Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women’s Fiction.”
Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Anne Gray Fischer
Thursday, March 24, 12 – 1 p.m.
Anne Gray Fischer will discuss her new book, “The Streets Belong to Us: Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification.”
Bullitt History of Medicine Club: On the Importance of History to Medicine, with Chinese Medicine as Exemplary Case
Tuesday, April 5, 12 – 1 p.m.
We call our ancestors’ ideas about health and healing “theories” and our own ideas in use today “facts.” How might we understand the art and science of healing differently if we allowed ourselves to engage in a thought experiment of treating today’s medical science as a theory? This talk by Nicole Barnes, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor in history at Duke University, explores this provocation with the history of Chinese medicine as a case study.
Horner-Jarrahi Persian Studies Speaker Series, with Mana Kia
Tuesday, April 19, 5 – 6 p.m.
Mana Kia will discuss her book “Persianate Selves: Memories of Place and Origin Before Nationalism.”
Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Thursday, April 28, 12 – 1 p.m.
Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore will discuss her new book, “Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination: An Artist’s Reckoning with the South.”