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Citizens, Real Others, and Other Others: Biopolitical and Critical Phenomenological Reflections on Migrant Illegality in Tel Aviv

A lecture by Sarah S. Willen

Monday, May 10, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
352 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Sarah S. Willen, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Before joining SMU, she held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (2006-09), including two years as Postdoctoral Fellow in the NIMH Postdoctoral Training Program in Culture and Mental Health. She earned her PhD in Anthropology, along with an MPH, from Emory University in 2006. She has served as Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard (2008-09); Fellow at the Center for Health, Culture, and Society at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health (2004-05); Research Affiliate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA (2004-05); and both Raoul Wallenberg Fellow (1996-97) and Lady Davis Graduate Fellow (2002-03) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Willen is editor of Transnational Migration to Israel in Global Comparative Context (Lexington Books, 2007), guest editor of a special issue of International Migration entitled “Exploring ‘Illegal’ and ‘Irregular’ Migrants’ Lived Experiences of Law and State Power” (August 2007), and co-editor (with Byron Good, Michael M.J. Fischer, and Mary-Jo DelVecchip Good) of A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming May 2010). Among her other publications are articles in International Migration, Cultures et Conflits, the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, and the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Working Hands, Unwanted Bodies: “Illegal” Labor Migration, State Power, and the Embodiment of Otherness in Israel.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

JohannaRomero, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): , Mind, Medicine, and Culture Group, Department of Anthropology

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