This panel addresses how the health humanities contextualizes and politicizes healing practices across space and time. Perspectives include spiritual practices in Haitian Vodou, the medicalized torture of Algerian rebels during the independence movement against France, and contemporary novels about the civil wars in Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone and their concomitant traumatic afflictions.
Isra Hasnain, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
Mariah Bender, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago
Bassam Sidiki, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan