Mitra Emad, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2009
Mitra C. Emad (Sociology & Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, UM-Duluth): “Reaching the Body: Birth and Death as Sites for Knowledge-in-Action in Health Care Professionalization”
Emad completed the final draft of her book Twirling the Needle: the Body as a Site for Cultural Translation in American Encounters with Acupuncture (forthcoming from SUNY Press). She also wrote a new paper and made a conference presentation. Though the IAS, she was able to connect with the Embodied Methodologies collaborative and other scholars engaged in the University Symposium on Body & Knowing; through the Symposium she met Professor Amy Sheldon (Communication Studies) with whom she is currently developing a coauthored paper. These connections and interactions with other fellows were immensely productive for her work. She is exploring team-teaching a course with Karen-Sue Taussig, which would have two sites, one on the Duluth and one on the Twin Cities campuses.
Tagged Acupuncture, Amy Sheldon, Anthropology, book manuscript, CLA, conference presentation, Duluth, Embodied Methodologies, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Karen-Sue Taussig, Mitra Emad, Sociology