Apr 24 2019

An Afternoon with Amy Moran-Thomas

Second Year Speaker Series

April 24, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


BSB 3160


1007 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Moran-Thomas' research reframes the rising diabetes epidemic as part of a 500-year-old global history of sweetness and power. Amid eerie injuries, change bodies, amputated limbs, and untimely deaths, many people across the Caribbean and Central America simply call the affliction "sugar" - or, as some say in Belize, "traveling with sugar." Her ethnography profiles the careful work of those "still fighting it," as they grapple with unequal material infrastructures and unsettling dilemmas. Facing a new incarnation of blood sugar, their arts of maintenance and repair illuminate ongoing struggles to survive and remake larger systems of food, land, technology, and medicine.

Organized by our second year graduate students, the Second Year Speaker Series welcomes guests from across the discipline to share their research.


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Date posted

Feb 5, 2019

Date updated

Feb 13, 2019