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SoMA Book Club

         The Fall term Book Club schedule is now up!

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!

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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Exact dates and schedule for the Spring term to be confirmed, but we're looking forward to delving into these beauties:

Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (2012)

Julie Livingston - New York University. 

The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram (2008)
Janelle S. Taylor - University of Washington

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil (2016)
Emilia Sanabria - École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Self-Injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies (2016)
Amy Chandler – (in Edinburgh)

Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India (2016)
Harris Solomon – Duke University 

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging (2013)
Margaret Lock - McGill

Bipolar Expeditions (2007)
Emily Martin- New York University 

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