Past Event

Sarah Pinto - Minds Under Influence: Revisiting Pathologies of the Will in Late Colonial India

February 27, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Fayerweather Hall (Room 513), Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Event Description

In late colonial psychiatry in India and other settings, concepts of influence wove through medical and legal processes, articulating sciences of the mind with criminal law, counter-insurgency, and the policing of sexuality. This project traces concepts of the will and its lassitude as it shaped a conversation about illness, masculinity, and culpability, offering lingering metaphors for postcolonial neurology.

Event Speaker

Sarah Pinto, Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University

Event Information

Open to Columbia University ID holders. Please RSVP to Valentina Parisi at [email protected] and Autumn Galindo at [email protected].

Hosted by the Histories of Health, Science, and the Environment in the Global South Workshop Series within the Global Histories of Science Research Cluster