News & Events
October 5, 2010
UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies will present "Jewish Body/Jewish Mind: An Anthropologist Looks at His Own People," a lecture by noted author and scholar Melvin Konner, M.D. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Konner, the author of many books, is acclaimed for fresh and thoughtful views on Jewish identity. His works "Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews," and "The Jewish Body," consider Jewish identity and experience through the lens of the Jewish body itself and how it has been seen through history by Jews and non-Jews.
Dr. Konner is the Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of Anthropology at Emory University and has written books about health care reform, the medical school experience, the evolution of childhood, and other related topics. A frequent blogger, Dr. Konner hosts two Web sites, www.melvinkonner.com and www.jewsandothers.com. He was the recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology in Media Award for 2004. Dr. Konner currently serves as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He holds Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Harvard University.
For more information, call the Center for Jewish Studies at 828.232.5027, or visit www.unca.edu/cjs.