On Tuesday April 10 at 4:30pm in PAC 002, Prof. Sherine Hamdy, a current member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology of Brown University, will be giving a talk entitled: “Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt”. Prof Hamdy’s talk is being funded by the Middle East Studies Program and the Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
Brief description of the talk:
This talk will analyze the national debate over organ transplantation in Egypt as it has unfolded during a time of major social and political transformation—including mounting dissent against a brutal regime, the privatization of health care, advances in science, the growing gap between rich and poor, and the Islamization of public space.
Sherine Hamdy is an assistant professor of anthropology and social sciences at Brown University who focuses on cross-cultural approaches to medicine, health, and authoritative knowledge about the body. She is currently a member at the School of Social sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, where she is working on a new project about reproductive health and gender in Egypt.