Levine-Clark, Keränen publish on health humanities

By Staff
Marjorie Levine-Clark Lisa Keränen

Marjorie Levine-Clark                     Lisa Keränen

Marjorie Levine-Clark, CU Denver history professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean, and Lisa Keränen, associate professor of communication, recently published essays in the “Health Humanities Reader” (2014, Rutgers University Press), edited by Anschutz colleague Therese Jones, along with Delease Wear and Lester Friedman.

Levine-Clark’s essay is “‘I Always Prefer the Scissors’: Isaac Baker Brown and Feminist Histories of Medicine.” Keränen’s work is titled, “‘This Weird, Incurable Disease’: Competing Diagnoses in the Rhetoric of Morgellons.”

The book assembles leading humanities scholars, bioethicists and clinicians, such as Levine-Clark and Keränen, to envision fresh approaches to the health humanities through original essays.

Their work may be useful for students interested in minoring in health humanities (HEHM), which critically analyzes historical and contemporary connections among health, medicine and society.