Upcoming Public Lectures and Readings
“The Day I Die.” Book reading, The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, June 2, 2023.
“Medical Aid in Dying in America.” Guest lecture, Health Education Campus, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, June 2, 2023.
Selected Past Lectures and Readings
“The Day I Die.” Book reading, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, OR, November 9, 2022.
“The Day I Die.” Book reading, The Parlour, July 5, 2022.
“The Day I Die.” Book reading, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation, June 23, 2022.
“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.