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CAS - Virtual Presentation: Humanities Truck and the Center for Health Risk & Society

Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Location: Online


Join Sociology Professor Dr. Kim Blankenship and Public History Professor Dr. Dan Kerr for an overview presentation of AU's Humanities Truck and the Center for Health, Risk & Society. American University is the home to many research centers and initiatives that offer students experiential learning opportunities to practice their craft in the field.

The Humanities Truck is a fully customized delivery truck that serves as an experimental mobile platform for collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and expanding dialogue around the humanities. Using the truck, we seek to mobilize the humanities and democratize the sharing and production of knowledge by bringing together scholars at American University with community residents across Washington, D.C. Together we can collect, create, interpret, and curate stories that can return to the communities they originated from and circulate throughout the metropolitan region.

The mission of the Center on Health, Risk and Society(CHRS), founded in 2010, is to promote and support transformative, multi-disciplinary research to understand and address the social context and structural drivers of health and risk across settings. Affiliated faculty research focuses on community and economic empowerment, stigma and discrimination, mindfulness, spatial and place-based dynamics, social networks, community disruption, immigration, housing and drug policies, and incarceration and law enforcement, and as they relate to health topics and areas such as: HIV, TB, Zika, gender-based violence, substance use, reproductive health, adolescent and child health.

This event is part of the Meet-the-Faculty webinar series and provides an opportunity to engage with our professors and learn more about graduate opportunities in American University's College of Arts & Sciences.

Instructions to access the webinar will be emailed to all registrants the morning of the event.