Join Prairie Lights Books for a reading and conversation with author Emily Mendenhall to celebrate the release of her new book Unmasked: COVID, Community and the Case of Okoboji . She will be joined in conversation by Emily Wentzell.
This virtual event will begin at 7 pm CDT. Registration is available via Zoom.
Emily Mendenhall is a medical anthropologist and professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has published widely at the boundaries of anthropology, psychology, medicine, and public health. Her books include Syndemic Suffering (2012), Global Mental Health (2015), Rethinking Diabetes (2019), and Unmasked (2022). She is co-editor-in-chief of Social Science and Medicine—Mental Health. In 2017 Mendenhall was awarded the George Foster Award for Practicing Medical Anthropology by the Society for Medical Anthropology.
Emily Wentzell is a medical anthropologist. She has researched people’s experiences of emerging and experimental medical treatments worldwide, including those of Iowans who volunteered for COVID-19 vaccine trials. She also works as a behavioral strategist, infusing anthropological insights into trainings that help clinical trial staff work more safely, effectively and inclusively. Her latest book is Collective Biologies: Healing Social Ills through Sexual Health Research in Mexico.