Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science: Disentangling the Ethical from the Moral
Thursday, April 6, 2017
at 12 PM – 1 PM
Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series
presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
Lesley A. Sharp, MA, PhD
Barbara Chamberlain & Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30, Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College
Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Lesley Sharp, a medical anthropologist by training, is the author of five books, including The Possessed and the Dispossessed, which addressed migration and social healing in Madagascar; Strange Harvest, which won the New Millennium Book Award of the Society for Medical Anthropology; and The Transplant Imaginary, an ethnographic study of the ethical underpinnings of two highly experimental forms of non-human organ replacement, the fields of bioengineering and xenotransplantation.
Her talk today draws on her current project, Animal Ethos, an exploration of moral thought and action in animal laboratory science. Sharp is is the Barbara Chamberlain and Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30 Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City.
Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund
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