Jonathan Metzl: Race, Politics and Health

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The Jefferson Humanities Forum is pleased to present Jonathan Metzl.

Jonathan 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. He received his MD from the University of Missouri and a PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan. A 2008 Guggenheim fellow, Metzl’s books include The Protest Psychosis, Prozac on the Couch, and Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland (Basic Books, 2019).

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.


Each academic year, the Jefferson Humanities Forum explores a thought-provoking theme from a wide range of perspectives, inviting reflection and action around how we improve lives. During 2018-2019, the Jefferson Humanities Forum investigates the theme Fusion.

This event and all Jefferson Humanities Forum events are open to the public. Lunch or other refreshments provided; first-come, first-served.


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