Jonathan M. Metzl, “When the Shooter is White: Race, Mental Illness, and the Politics of American Firearms”

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm, Levis Faculty Center Room 300

The Medical Humanities Research Cluster, sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, will present a lecture by Jonathan M. Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. The talk will address how the automatic assumption that white shooters are isolated, deranged individuals conveys the subtle message that whiteness in general, and white masculinity specifically, is not connected to any larger cultures, networks or ideologies that might foment violence. More information is available here.

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