Mapping Disease, Mapping Bodies: Narratives of Disease and Colonialism in Representations of the Zika Virus
Are you an aspiring physician? Biology major? Interested in a career in public health?
Join us as we delve into recent media representations of the Zika virus and the public health responses in Puerto Rico and Brazil.
With visiting scholar Kelly Wisecup, you will consider how these representations (both textual and visual) create relationships among places, bodies and behavior to explain epidemics.
While we know Zika is spread by mosquitos, the representations of the virus and public health responses reiterate colonial representations of tropical disease and tropical bodies.
Thursday, April 6