Invisible to Whom? Reckoning with Race in the Medical Humanities
Dr Josie Gill and Dr Amber LascellesPadlet
This 3 minute video will reflect on our experiences of engaging with or talking about race within the medical humanities. As academics who work on race and racism, who exactly is our audience for our critiques and analyses of race and medicine? If questions of race have been absent from medical humanities disciplinary cultures, doesn’t this reflect a scholarly indifference to such questions? Is it our job to ‘educate’ or to make visible issues around race in largely white academic spaces? Or should our work rather be turned toward those for whom these questions are more visible; black and minority ethnic doctors, nurses, health professionals and communities? This video addresses the challenges of bringing racialised experiences of invisibility, medicine and illness to light in an academy in which Black academics are often hyper-visible.
Dr Josie Gill and Dr Amber Lascelles, Black Health and the Humanities project, University of Bristol