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SoMA Book Club

The Spring term Book Club schedule is now up!

spring 18 book club

If you would like to come along to a Book Club meetings, please feel free to just show up!  You may also contact Bex Thompson beforehand - we often pre-allocate chapters to book club attendees so that our discussion the day of covers critical engagement with the entirety of the book.  This, however, is not an obligation, and we welcome those who haven't been 'assigned' chapters!

We will be reading:

  • Thurs, Feb 1st

Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic

Julie Livingston

  • Thurs, Mar 1st

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil

Emilia Sanabria

  • Thurs, Apr 5th

Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India

Harris Solomon

  • Thurs, MAY 3rd

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Margaret Lock

  • Thurs, June 7th    -    Meet the Author Event!

Self-Injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies

Amy Chandler

The Fall term Book Club schedule is now up!

Please note that our first Book Club event this term is a Meet-the-Author event with Khiara Bridges!  Please come along for some lively discussion with light lunch snacks. An RSVP would be very much appreciated for planning purposes! 

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