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Bodies and Borders: The Long History of Biometric Surveillance

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Sharrona Pearl is an associate professor of medical ethics and history at Drexel University. A historian and theorist of the face and body, Pearl has published widely on Victorian history of medicine, media and religion, and critical race, gender, and disability studies.

Her forthcoming (in November) book Do I Know You? From Face Blindness to Superrecognition, with Johns Hopkins University Press, is the third in her face trilogy, following Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and About Faces: Physiognomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Harvard UP, 2010). She also has a trade book forthcoming on "The Mask" with Bloomsbury Academic. Pearl maintains an active freelance profile, with bylines in a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, Lilith, and Real Life Magazine. 

A livestream will also be available.

Presented by the Father Henry W. Casper, SJ Professor of History endowed chair, the Department of Medical Humanities, the Richard L. Deming MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities, and the Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions

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Wednesday, September 20 2023 – 7:00 to 8:00PM
Add to Calendar 20230920T190000Z 20230920T200000Z America/Chicago Bodies and Borders: The Long History of Biometric Surveillance <p>Sharrona Pearl is an associate professor of medical ethics and history at Drexel University. A historian and theorist of the face and body, Pearl has published widely on Victorian history of medicine, media and religion, and critical race, gender, and disability studies.</p> <p>Her forthcoming (in November) book <em>Do I Know You? From Face Blindness to Superrecognition,</em> with Johns Hopkins University Press, is the third in her face trilogy, following<em> Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other</em> (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and<em> About Faces: Physiognomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain</em> (Harvard UP, 2010). She also has a trade book forthcoming on&nbsp;"The Mask" with Bloomsbury Academic. Pearl maintains an active freelance profile, with bylines in a variety of newspapers and magazines including&nbsp;<em>The Washington Post, Lilith,</em> and <em>Real Life Magazine.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>A <a href="https://bluecast.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=703887fb-91e1-41dc-886c-b06600fd5a3f" target="_blank">livestream</a> will also be available.</strong></p> <p>Presented by the&nbsp;Father Henry W. Casper, SJ Professor of History endowed chair, the Department of Medical Humanities, the Richard L. Deming MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities, and the Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions</p> <p><strong>Your registration is helpful but not required.</strong></p> Ahmanson Ballroom, Mike and Josie Harper Center

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Ahmanson Ballroom, Mike and Josie Harper Center
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