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Colloquia Speaker Series: Dr. Bharat Venkat

Monday, January 28 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Condon Hall, 204
1321 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Please join AAGS for a talk from UO's anthropologist Bharat Venkat entitled 'The Incurables: A History of Tuberculosis in India (in Three Parts)'. Lunch will be provided.

Bharat Jayram Venkat teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. In general, he writes about science & medicine in South Asia, on such topics as how HIV-positive patients feel that they must choose between family & therapy, the strange return of the sanatorium in the age of antibiotics, extreme drug resistance, and the first randomized controlled trial in India. More recently, he's been re-examining the story of the Rajneeshees in Oregon, drawing on the rich archives located in UO's Knight Library. He is currently completing a book on tuberculosis in India and its many treatments, with the tentative title At the Limits of Cure.

Event Type

Academic, Research


College of Arts & Sciences, Anthropology


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