This program will explore the nuances of 'Pigmentocracy', or the racial hierarchy that has been socially constructed in various societies around the world and in the United States.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Ann Jurecic, guest lecturer as part of the CHSS Speaker Series. In the 21st century, stories of personal illness are everywhere: in books,
magazines, and films, in vast quantities online, and even compressed into
Tweets. Our willingness to disclose information about sickness would
have been unthinkable a century ago. American literature, for example, is
virtually silent about the 1918 flu. But seventy years later, an outpouring
of memoirs about AIDS established the illness narrative as a popular and