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Sociology and Anthropology

Schedule

Big Pharma, Big Medicine and Technoscience:
Investigating Intersections in the Twenty-first Century
September 26-27, 2013



Thursday September 26 – Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

8:30 - 9:00 am

  • Light breakfast 

9:00 - 9:15 am

  • Welcome – Cristle Collins Judd, Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Welcome and logistics – Susan E. Bell

9:15 - 9:45 am
Session 1.

  • “Technoscience and Global Health” Susan E. Bell, Bowdoin College and Anne E. Figert, Loyola University, Chicago

9:45 – 10:00 am

  • Break

10:00 am - Noon
Session 2. Re-Imaginings: ‘Medicalization’ and Technoscience in the 21st Century

  • 10:00 - 10:30 am “Reimagining Race and Ancestry: Biomedicalizing Difference in Post-Genomic Subjects” Janet K. Shim, Sara L. Ackerman, Katherine Weatherford Darling, Robert A. Hiatt, and Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, University of California, San Francisco
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am “A New Biopolitics of Gender and Health? ‘Gender-specific Medicine’ and Pharmaceuticalisation” Ellen Annandale, University of York, UK
  • 11:00 – noon  Discussant Rebecca Herzig, Bates College, followed by general discussion

Noon – 1:00 pm

  • Lunch
    Main Lounge, Moulton Union

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Session 3. Global Pharmaceuticals 

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm “Is there a Global Right to Pharmaceuticals?  Essential Medicines in Historical Perspective” Jeremy Greene, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm  “Prescriptions and Proscriptions: Moralising Sleeping Pills” Jonathan Gabe, Catherine Coveney, and Simon Williams, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Discussant Matthew Archibald, Colby College, followed by general discussion



Friday September 27 – Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

8:30 – 9:00 am

  • Light breakfast

9:30 – 11:30 am
Session 4. Genetics/Genomics

  • 9:30 - 10 am “Global Genomics and the Hunt for Human Difference” Catherine Bliss, University of California, San Francisco
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am “Environment as Exposome, Environment as Ecology:  Regimes of Perceptibility and the Social Determinants of Health” Sara Shostak, Brandeis University and Margot Moinester, Harvard University
  • 11:00 – Noon Discussant David Hecht, Bowdoin College, followed by general discussion
  • Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch
    Main Lounge, Moulton Union