Semester Schedule

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

RCHA's "Life & Death" Seminar Series 

directed by Kim Mutcherson (Co-Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School)  and Johanna Schoen (History, Rutgers)

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings will be held from 11--1:00pm via in person and virtually

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 25- "Life and Death in the Nursery: The History of Neonatal Intensive Care Units" Johanna Schoen (History, Rutgers)


 1-"‘Alive or Dead, They’re Ours!’ Activism of Relatives of the Disappeared in Colombia’s 2016 Peace Accords" Jennifer Trowbridge (Center for Latin American Studies)

8- Breaking the Ladder: Foundation and Fantasies of Reproductive Resurrection Rebecca Rosen (English, RCHA Postdoc)

15-"Bringing the Good with the Bad": HIV/AIDS in the United States After the Development of Protease Inhibitors and Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy" Jeff Berryhill (History, RCHA Graduate Fellow)

22- "Whose Life/Lives Will It/They Be Anyway?" Trip McCrossin (Philosophy, RCHA Faculty Fellow)


1- "Intimate Lives: Japanese Land Question and Filipina Concubinage along Afterlives Archival Grain" Eri Kitada (History, RCHA Graduate Fellow)

8- Erica Reed (WGSS, RCHA Graduate Fellow)

22- Andrew Seaton

24- "Beyond Roe…what lies ahead for Abortion rights" Panel Event (Kim Mutcherson, Amy Hagstrom Miller, and Brigitte Amiri)

29-"Black Extinction, Infectious Laughter, and the Science of Racial Transmigration." Amadi Ozier (English, RCHA Graduate Fellow)


5- Ellen Amster

12-"Landscape and the Supernatural in the 1641 Depositions.” Daniel Bottino (History, RCHA Graduate Fellow)

19- Paul Clemens (History, Rutgers)

26- Erica Goldblatt Hyatt (School of Social Work, Rutgers)


3- Jochen Hellbeck (RCHA Faculty Fellow, History)