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17 March 2022 - 17 March 2022

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Online via Zoom

  • Free

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Medical Humanities Research Seminar hosted by Durham University’s English Studies Department and the Institute for Medical Humanities. An informal interview session with Dr Travis Chi Wing Lau discussing various aspects of his work on C18th/C19th anti-vaccination movements, theorising chronic pain, and crip pedagogies.

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Dr Travis Chi Wing Lau

Travis Chi Wing Lau joined the Kenyon faculty in 2020 and is Assistant Professor of English.

His research and teaching focuses on the intersections between literature and medicine and the longer histories of disability and pathology.

Lau is currently working on a book manuscript entitled “Insecure Immunity: Inoculation and Anti-Vaccination, 1720-1898”, which explores the British cultural history of immunity and vaccination in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

He is also working on a second book project which will explore historical models and theories of chronic pain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is an award-winning poet interested in the intersections of cripistemologies and poetic form.

Travis has worked extensively on crip pedagogies and cultivating inclusive learning spaces which feeds into his wider research interests in accessible research methodologies. 

You can find out more about Travis’ research here:

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Meeting ID: 926 3382 4246

Passcode: 604942

For further information please contact Louise Creechan or Angela Woods.