Upcoming Public Lectures and Readings
June 23, 2022 – 5pm Pacific
Author series, The Day I Die book reading
July 5, 2022 – 4-5:30pm Pacific
The Day I Die book reading
Selected Past Lectures and Readings
“The Day I Die.” Book reading, Book Passage, San Francisco, CA: May 17, 2022.
“The Day I Die.” Book reading in conversation with Dr. Lonny Shavelson (American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying), Books Inc – Laurel Village, San Francisco, CA: May 15, 2022.
“The Day I Die.” Book reading in conversation with Peg Sandeen (Death with Dignity National Center), Powell’s, Portland, OR: May 10, 2022.
“The Day I Die.” Book reading, Death Cafe and Education Series Cape Cod, Falmouth, MA: May 9, 2022.
“The Art of Dying: Medical Aid-in-Dying and the Quest for a Good Death.” Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Lecture Series, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada: October 30, 2019.
“Science and Sanctity: Biomedicine and Christianity at an Ethiopian Hospital.” Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Lecture, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada: October 29, 2019.
“Placing Baxter in the National Landscape.” Invited panelist, Montana Aid-in-Dying Symposium, Blewett School of Law, University of Montana, Missoula, MT: September 6, 2019.
“What the Dying Teach the Living.” Moderator of panel on end-of-life issues at the BRIC House in Brooklyn, Reimagine End of Life Series, New York City, NY: October 30, 2018.
“Close Looking: Corpse of Man.” Public lecture (with David Sherman) on Hyman Bloom’s painting “Corpse of Man.” Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA: October 24, 2018.
“The Tyranny of Agency: Assisted Dying and the Quest for a Self-Determined Death.” Invited lecture, Culture, Power, Social Change Series, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA: September 27, 2018.
“Medically Assisted Death in Oregon: Building an Ethnographic Project.” Invited lecture, Anthropologists in Action Speaker Series, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University, Portland, OR: May 31, 2018.
“Anticipating Death: Medical Aid-in-Dying and the Morality of Suicide.” Invited lecture, Current Debates Seminar, Department of Ethnology, University of Leipzig, Germany: December 14, 2017.
“Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital.” Book reading, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA: November 2, 2017.
“At Life’s Door: Studying Death and Dying Anthropologically.” Invited lecture, Death Education and Conversation Series, First Congregational Church, Falmouth, MA: January 10, 2016.