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Faculty Bookwatch, Nov. 17

Special Panel Discussion on Karla Holloway's "Private Bodies/Public Texts"
Karla Holloway

When: Thursday, November 17, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rare Book Room, Perkins Library

Please join us for the annual Faculty Bookwatch, featuring a panel discussion on Karla FC Holloway's new book Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics (Duke University Press, 2011).

Panelists include:


  • Sherman James - Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Sociology, Community and Family Medicine, African & African American Studies, Duke
  • Nancy M. P. King - Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Wake Forest University
  • Lauren Dame - Associate Director, IGSP Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy, Duke
  • Priscilla Wald - Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke


Karla Holloway is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University, where she also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies, and African & African American Studies, and is an affiliated faculty with the Institute on Care at the End of Life and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine. She serves on the Greenwall Foundation's Advisory Board in Bioethics, was recently elected to the Hastings Center Fellows Association, and is the author of many books, including BookMarks: Reading in Black and White; Passed On: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial; and Codes of Conduct: Race, Ethics, and the Color of Our Character.

Jointly hosted by the Duke University Libraries and Franklin Humanities Institute, Faculty Bookwatch is a series that celebrates notable recent books by Duke faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

For more information about the series and to see a list of previous Faculty Bookwatch programs, click here.

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Posted 3 November 2011

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