CMC Presents: Dr. Catherine Trundle Unresolved Exposure: Nuclear Test Veteran’s Battle for Health Reparations

Dr. Catherine Trundle, an anthropologist from Victoria University of Wellington, is coming to present to CMC on her recent research of British and New Zealand nuclear test veterans claims to increased healthcare entitlements for their exposure to radiation and other harmful environments. She will offer unique perspectives on issues with which many of us are not familiar. Dr. Trundle is examining this issue from a medical anthropologist’s point of view, but taking into account ethical and political responsibility and obligations. For her research on this subject, she has been awarded a Royal Society Marsden Grant.

Dr. Trundle has other research interests in political anthropology, especially within the issues of citizenship, as well as the ethics of responsibility and volunteerism. She wrote her doctoral research on how expat American communities in Florence, Italy participated in charity practices for other migrant communities. Later this year, she will have a book published on this experience called Americans in Tuscany: Charity, Compassion and Belonging.

The presentation will be held 7-8 pm Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3460 Mason Hall

This is a great opportunity to get more exposed to global health and politics, so check it out!

Link to Dr. Trundle’s page:  http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacs/about/staff/catherine-trundle

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