CHRN @ Art Crawl


Planning on checking out Art Crawl next Friday, Dec. 13?

The Critical Health Research Network (CHRN) will hosting anthropologist Elysée Nouvet as part of their Speaker’s Series. Elysée Nouvet has spent the last 10 years studying social dimensions of suffering: the recognition, denial, and transformative powers of distress in various contexts. In this talk, she screens her short film Terra Sacer about pesticide-afflicted Nicaraguans struggling for compensation (co-directed with Alberto Guevara, 17 min), and discusses the potential and risks of making explicit displays of suffering central to trans-national appeals for justice.

Elysée Nouvet holds an MA in Visual Anthropology (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and a PhD in social anthropology (York University). She is currently a CIHR post-doctoral Fellow in Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University.

The talk will be happening at the AGH Design Annex (118 James St. North), beginning at 8pm.

Hope to see you there!

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