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2020 Sabbagh Master Seminar


Feb 28 2020 - 2:00pm


February 28, 2020
2:00 pm
Haury Room 215

Sherine F. Hamdy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of California Irvine

Title: "Anthropology meets comics: the making of Lissa"

Abstract:  In this seminar, Sherine Hamdy will guide us through her collaborative experimental project of co-creating 'Lissa' and discuss the dual project of translating her research into graphic novel format—first via fictionalization of the characters, and second through translation into sequential images.

Background Readings

Hamdy, Sherine
2008    When the state and your kidneys fail: Political etiologies in an Egyptian dialysis ward. American Ethnologist 35(4): 553–569.

2016    Creative Collaborations: The Making of “Lissa (Still Time): a graphic medical ethnography of friendship, loss, and revolution.” Science, Medicine, and Anthrpology.

2017    How Publics Shape Ethnographers: Translating across Divided Audiences. In Didier Fassin, ed., If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography. Duke University Press. Pp. 287–309.

Hamdy, Sherine and Coleman Nye
2019    Comics and revolution as global public health intervention: The Case of Lissa. Global Public health.

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