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Presentation by Sarah Horton

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
11:00am – 12:15pm

Storrs Campus
Homer Babbidge Library Class of 1947 Conference Room

Presentation by Sarah Horton, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Homer Babbidge Library Class of 1947 Conference Room Storrs Campus

"Preventing Heat Stroke Among Farmworkers: What Ethnography Can Contribute"

Farmworkers die of heat stroke at a rate higher than workers in any other occupation, and Latino immigrant men are at particular risk. The literature in the occupational health sciences tends to portray farmworkers’ high risk of heat stroke as due to unhealthy behaviors or their faulty knowledge, but an ethnographic analysis can illustrate how our labor policies, immigration control policies, and health care policies place them in harm’s way. Based on more than a decade of research on farmworkers’ labor conditions and health issues in California’s Central Valley, this talk illuminates the causes of heat stroke and suggests policy solutions. Sarah Horton is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver and author of “They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields:” Illness, Injury, and “Illegality” among U.S. Farmworkers (University of California Press, 2016), which was awarded the Robert Textor & Family Prize by the American Anthropological Association in 2017.

Co-Sponsored by the Research Program on Global Health & Human Rights of the Human Rights Institute and El Instituto

Contact:

Lyndsay.Nalbandian@uconn.edu

Human Rights Institute (primary), el Instituto, UConn Master Calendar

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