Cornell University

Dying of Whiteness: How Racial Resentment is Decimating America’s Heartland

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:00pm

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall 232 East Ave, Ithaca NY

Jonathan Metzl  will deliver the 2020 Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture.

Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. A 2008 Guggenheim fellow, Professor Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatric, and popular publications. An expert on mental illness and gun violence, Metzl's books include Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland; The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease; Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs; and Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality.

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