Northwest Independent Scholars Association

Next Meeting

WEDNESDAY January 31, at 7:30 P.M.

Online via zoom

Call 503-774-7017 for assistance

KATE Burrows will speak on:

" Humanizing the Coronavirus: The Coronavirus in Animated Short Films

of the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Kate is a sociologist by training and is interested in medical and mental health sociology. She has published in a wide variety of sub-disciplines in sociology, including papers about dating and social meme theory, gender and cancer, mental health, culturally relevant teaching, and the history of medical technology. Her most recent publication appears in The Journal of Urban Health. She is the editor of a volume about medical technology and society, which will be published early winter 2024. She is currently embarking on her first book project, about the social history of the digital, bluetooth-enabled medication Abilify MyCite and medical surveillance more broadly. Her current research interests take two forms. The first is an interest in medical technology and medical surveillance and the use of biopower to control and shape deviant bodies. Secondly, she is interested in diagnostic creep and nosology, especially as it relates to Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.














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