Event Details
When:
September 22nd, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Moore Auditorium
North Building, Medical School Campus

Dr. Gerald Early, Ph.D. – Gerald Early is Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies, Director of the Center for Humanities, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the editor of several volumes, including This is Where I Came In: Black America in the 1960s (2003); The Sammy Davis, Jr., Reader (2001); The Muhammad Ali Reader (1998); Body Language: Writers on Sport (1998); Speech and Power (1993); Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and the Ambivalence of Assimilation (1993); and My Soul's High Song: The Collected Works of Countee Cullen (1991). Professor Early is the author of The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Prizefighting, Literature, and Modern American Culture, which won the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Other works are One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture (1994); Daughters: On Family and Fatherhood (1994); and Tuxedo Junction (1989). The recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and a General Electric Foundation Award, Early is currently finishing a book about Fisk University.


Dr. Jennifer Kapczynski, Ph.D. – Jennifer Kapczynski is Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in German from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. Professor Kapczynski’s research focuses principally on twentieth century literature and film. Her monograph The German Patient: Crisis and Recovery in Postwar Culture appeared with University of Michigan Press in 2008. The book examines the place of disease in discussions of German guilt after 1945, and demonstrates that illness provided a key framework for postwar thinkers attempting to explain the emergence and impact of fascism. Her current book project, Leading Men, explores the reconstruction of masculinity in West German cinema of the 1950s.


Dr. Erin McGlothlin, Ph.D. – Erin McGlothlin is Associate Professor of German at Washington University in St. Louis. Her main research interests are in the areas of German-Jewish literature and the literature of the Holocaust. She is the author of Second Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2006). Its subject is the literary responses of a generation of writers powerfully shaped by the Holocaust, an event with which they have had no direct experience. With its innovative focus on the literature of both the children of Holocaust survivors and that of perpetrators, the book investigates the ways in which second generation writers employ similar tropes of stigmatization in an attempt to express their uneasy relationship to their parents’ respective histories.
 


Dr. Robert Sussman, Ph.D. - Robert W. Sussman is Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Science at Washington University, St. Louis. He is known for his research on evolution, ecology, behavior, and conservation of primates and has conducted research in many places around the world, including Costa Rica, Guyana, Panama, Madagascar and Mauritius. He served as the editor-in-chief of the American Anthropologist and is author of over 150 scientific publications, including Biological Basis of Human Behavior, Prentice Hall (1999), Primate Ecology and Social Structure, Volume 1: Lorises, Lemurs and Tarsiers (2003) and Volume 2: New World Primates (2003). He also is the co-author, with Donna Hart of Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution (2005, expanded Paper back Edition 2009). Prof. Sussman is currently editor of the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and currently is Secretary of Section H (Anthropology) of the AAAS. In 2009, he was given the Distinguished Primatologist Award of the Midwest Primatology Interest Group. He is currently completing a book entitled A History of Race and Racism.
 


Dr. Frederick Sweet, Ph.D. - Frederick Sweet is Professor of Reproductive Biology in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received his BSc degree from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York (1960), a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Alberta in Edmonton (1968), then as an American Cancer Society post-doctoral fellow, synthesized anti-cancer nucleosides under Dr. George B. Brown (1968-1970) co-founder of Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York City. After studying reproductive biology and steroid biochemistry at the University of Kansas Medical Center under Dr. James C. Warren, M.D., Ph.D. (1970-1971), Sweet moved with the Warren group to Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis where Dr. Warren was appointed chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Sweet was awarded a National Institute of Health's Research Career Development Award to design, synthesize, and test novel steroids associated with reproduction and cancer in the female reproductive tract. Meanwhile, he advanced through the ranks from assistant professor to professor (1982). Sweet authored and co-authored over 100 papers and book chapters on the biosynthesis, transport, and mechanisms of steroid hormone action, and also breast and ovarian cancer research. He served for over three decades on the Editorial Boards of the international journals Steroids and also Endocrine Reviews. Between 1984 and 1990, Sweet co-founded with Dr. Paul Hipps, Ph.D. (Psychiatry) the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. He also served an aggregate of more than two decades on the School of Medicine's Committee on Admission, and several years each on the Task Force on the Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship, and the Disclosure Review Committee (managing medical research conflicts of interest). In 2010, he was named Senior Fulbright Scholar to Bosnia-Herzegovina for 2010-2011 to lecture on and carry out his research project titled, Genocidal Doctors: Prescription for Mass Murder. On July 1, 2011, Sweet celebrated his 40th anniversary of serving on the School of Medicine’s faculty.