Sherine Hamdy (Brown University) will be presenting this year’s keynote address at on February 2nd at the 35th Annual Sociology Anthropology Senior Research Symposium. Her lecture reflecting on her practice of anthropology begins at 6:15 in Emerson-FDR and is entitled “An Anthropologist Embraces Comics.”
Professor Hamdy is a Greenwall Foundation Scholar in Bioethics at Brown University. She is the author of “Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt” (University of California, 2012) which received Honorable Mention from the 2013 Clifford Geertz Prize from the American Anthropological Association’s Society for the Anthropology of Religion. Her article “When the State and Your Kidneys Fail: Political Etiologies in an Egyptian Dialysis Ward” (American Ethnologist 2008) won the 2009 Rudolph Virchow Award from the Society of Medical Anthropology.