Public Health in Ukraine in Wartime: Q&A with Jennifer Carroll
- Created: February 17, 2017
Jennifer Carroll, a research associate at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, will give a talk entitled "Beyond Biological Citizenship: Public Health in Ukraine in Wartime" at HURI's Seminar in Ukrainian Studies on February 27th, 2017. Carroll notes that, following the Russian annexation of Crimea and outbreak of military conflict in eastern Ukraine, public health institutions have found themselves caught between the human right to health and state-citizen relationships. During her talk, Carroll will consider "how numerous individuals—whether they are HIV patients in Slavyansk, internally displaced persons living in Kharkiv, or LGBTQ activists working in Kyiv—find themselves slotted into social categories that are always already othered." At the same time, she'll show how public health institutions play a role in solidifying conceptions of "us" and "them." All are welcome to attend the seminar.