Faculty Awarded Mellon Wide Angle Learning Stipends | St. Lawrence University

Faculty Awarded Mellon Wide Angle Learning Stipends

Three St. Lawrence University faculty have been awarded stipends from the Mellon Wide Angle Learning Grant project. These stipends will support the development of new health humanities courses for the university’s minor in Public Health.

This fall, Mindy Pitre, Associate Professor of Anthropology, J. Ansil Ramsay Professorship in Public Health in STEM, will be developing Anthropology of the Body, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural overview of how the body has been constructed, defined, and idealized over time.

Katharine Wolfe, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will use her Mellon stipend to revise her Biomedical Ethics course for the spring of 2020. By integrating more material on the reproductive justice movement, Dr. Wolfe will elaborate on the ways that questions of health and treatment often implicate social positions.

Mahrou Zhaf, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, is developing Mental Health: An Intersectional Approach for the spring semester of 2020. Professor Zhaf’s course will consider how sexuality, race, ethnicity, and national origin complicate the relationship between therapist and patient.

Awarded to St. Lawrence in 2017 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Wide Angle Grant project funds interdisciplinary courses and extracurricular activities that engage with issues of public health through humanities and the arts. For more information, please contact the project director, Associate Professor of English Pedro Ponce at pponce@stlawu.edu.