Fatal_Isolation-154x200Thursday, Mar.3., 12:20pm. Richard Keller (University of Wisconsin-Madison) on “Anecdotal life: isolation, vulnerability, and social marginalization during the 2003 heat wave in Paris.” Rand 308.

Professor Keller is a historian of science and medicine with an expertise in modern France and French colonial Africa. Keller’s recent book, Fatal Isolation, was based on research sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and examined how natural disasters reveal the social and political underpinnings of race and income inequality. Keller showed how the natural disaster exacerbated social inequalities that stemmed from historical choices in urban planning, public policy, and cultural expression. At University of Wisconsin, Professor Keller offers course on topics such as science, technology and medicine; history of psychiatry; international health; and medicine in the modern era.

This event is cosponsored by the Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, The Eos Environmental Project, and the Robert Penn Warren Center.