Join us for this year's Sally Weaver Award presentation and guest lecture!
Guest speaker, Thurka Sangaramoorthy, PhD, MPH (Associate Professor at the University of Maryland) will be presenting a lecture titled:
Intellectual activism in Anthropology
Today, more than ever, anthropologists are utilizing their expertise to better inform policy and practice and contribute to social action. They are effectively translating complex issues into stories and ideas that resonate with a variety of audiences, including influential change makers.
Sangaramoorthy will discuss how her own work contributes to public conversations on some of the most pressing challenges facing us today such as migration, global health, environmental justice, health disparities, social injustice, and gender and racial inequities. She argues that intellectual activism, which places equal value in scholarship and activism, is critical to accelerating the ideas and the impact of anthropology within and beyond academia.
Thurka Sangaramoorthy is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. She is a cultural anthropologist with specialization in medical anthropology and epidemiology with over 20 years of expertise in conducting applied ethnographic and global health research, including large and small-scale rapid assessments, among vulnerable populations in the United States, Africa, and Latin America/Caribbean.
Her current work focuses on improving care for those living HIV, developing more effective care systems for non-citizen immigrants, amplifying local community expertise as a transformative tool for enacting policies and practices that effectively address disparate environmental risks in communities of color, and advocating for social justice.
Guest lecture is free to attend. Start time is 12:00pm. Reception to follow.
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