Nonfiction: Practices of Biological Citizenship — A Symposium, 10/5

When: Friday, October 5, 2012, 2:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Stony Brook University (Manhattan campus), 387 Park Avenue South, 3rd floor

Stony Brook University’s New Patient Initiative and Columbia University’s Seminar in Narrative, Health, and Social Justice present: Practices of Biological Citizenship: A Symposium.

“The Price of Knowledge: Research Ethics and PreExposure Prophylaxis for HIV”
Cindy Patton is Canada Research Chair in Community, Culture & Health and Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Simon Fraser University. She is author of Globalizing AIDS, Fatal Advice: How Safe-Sex Education Went Wrong, Inventing AIDS, among others, and co-editor of Queer Diasporas.

“The Blind Altruist: Some Notes on Semantics, the State, and Shrouded Knowledge in Biomedical Research Policy”
Harriet A. Washington is the award-winning author of Deadly Monopolies and Medical Apartheid. She has been a fellow in medical ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.

“Autistic and Seeking a Place in the Adult World”
Amy Harmon
is a Pulitzer-prize winning correspondent for the New York Times. She won the Pulitzer in Explanatory Reporting in 2008 for the “DNA Age” series, which “explores the benefits and burdens of genetic information as it filters out of scientific laboratories into everyday life.” In 2007, she won the Newswomen’s Club Front Page Award for science reporting.

Generously supported with a FAHSS Interdisciplinary Initiatives Grant from the Provost’s Office, Stony Brook University