Professor Sander Gilman Lecture

Professor Sander Gilman
Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, and
Professor of Psychiatry
Emory University, Georgia

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 24, 2009 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Why Don't We Trust Our Food? Obesity and Infection Today


A cultural and literary historian, Dr. Gilman is the author or editor of over eighty books. His Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity appeared in 2008; his most recent edited volume, Race and Contemporary Medicine: Biological Facts and Fictions was published that same year. He is the author of the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane. For twenty-five years he was a member of the humanities and medical faculties at Cornell University where he held the Goldwin Smith Professorship of Humane Studies. He has been the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professorship of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology at the University of Chicago, and was a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine and creator of the Humanities Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.