CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Nov. 22, 2000
UI professor to speak on 'Cultural Construction of
Breast Cancer' Nov. 27
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Marcy Rosenbaum, assistant professor
of family medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, will speak
about "The Cultural Construction of Breast Cancer: a U.S. Example" from noon
to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Her presentation, part of the International Mondays
lecture series, will be in Room 230 of the International Center on the UI
campus. The series is free and open to the public and includes lunch.
Rosenbaum received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology
from the University of Kentucky in 1994. Her work on breast cancer has most
recently been published as part of an edited volume entitled: "Breast Cancer:
society shapes an epidemic" from St. Martin's Press. Based on interviews with
women diagnosed with breast cancer, this talk will examine cultural assumptions
about the meanings of cancer and breasts in the U.S. and their implications.
The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored
by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with
individuals who have had international experiences.
This is the last International Mondays lecture for
the fall semester. The series will resume Feb. 5th. For more information,
call Akua Akyea, at (319) 335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh at (319) 335-1442.