Juneteenth Celebration Speaker
Date / Time
June 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Diversity Council Support Committee of the Health Equity Pilot Project (HEPP) is pleased to invite you to a Juneteenth Celebration presented by Rana Hogarth, PhD, MHS, associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hogarth will share her presentation, Medicine, Slavery, and the Making of Race: A Historical Perspective.
When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15
Dr. Hogarth holds a PhD in History, with a concentration in History of Science/History of Medicine from Yale University, and an MHS in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research highlights how the professionalization of medicine and the production of scientific knowledge in the Americas was bound up with the making of race. Her first book, Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), examines how white physicians defined blackness as a medically significant marker of difference in slave societies of the American Atlantic.
The celebration is sponsored by the College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.