LACLS Guest Speaker, Dr. Nathifa Greene
Curanderas: Resillience and Resistance in Traditional Healing Arts
Dr. Nathifa Greene
Assistant Professor Philosophy, Gettysburg College
Traditional medicine practices that were developed in the Americas after colonial conquest provide valuable resources in communitties that ongoing face settler-colonial violence. Curanderas are healers who treat individual and social bodies, offering remedies for complex problems like stress and trauma, sometimes alongsie-and sometimes against-contemporary evidence-based medicine. These traditional healing arts raise important philosophical questions about health and wellbeing, preventive medicine, violence and the healing of cultural trauma.
Nathifa Greene is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College. Her research and teaching focuses on ethics, social and polotical philosophy, and feminist theories, incorporating ransnational and decolonial methods into her teaching and research. At Gettysburg College, Prof. Greene is a Faculty Council Member for the Peace and Justice Studies and Public Policy Programs, and develops socially engaged teaching as a Community Based Learning Fellow at the center for Public Service. Courses taught at Gettysburg College include Bioethics, Latin American and Caribbean Philosophy, and a Frist Year Seminar entitles "Sorry, Not Sorry" (in this FYS the apology is a lens that focuses on moral proglems of conflict, reconciliation, and restorative justice), as well as Contemporary Moral Issues, Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolence, and Philosophy of Human Rights.
Monday, October 21 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm