Kassen Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song (1/25/24)

Upcoming Kassen Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song

Date and Time: January 25, 2024 at 4:00pm

Navigating the Kaleidoscope of Care in Rural New England: Paradoxes and High-stakes Consequences for Marginalized Families

Dr. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song is a Research Associate Professor at Dartmouth College. A double alum of CWRU, Dr. Carpenter-Song is a medical and psychological anthropologist whose work examines patient experiences of mental illness and US mental health services and the culture of American psychiatric practice.

Her new book, Families on the Edge: Experiences of Homelessness and Care in Rural New England, is an ethnographic portrayal of the struggles of families to overcome the challenges of housing insecurity, mental illness, and substance use highlights the power of anthropology to illuminate experiences of suffering, document the failure of systems designed to support families, and suggest new pathways to resilience.