HHS Faculty Members facilitate interdisciplinary project funded by Humanities without Walls

Author: MacKenzie Rizzo

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Vania Smith-Oka


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Vania Smith-Oka (Full-tim Professor, Anthropology) and HHS Affiliate Faculty Member Vanesa Miseres (Associated Professor, Romance Lanugages & Literature) facilitated an interdisciplinary project to work with La Casa de Amistad organization in South Bend, IN. 

The project included an event "Herbs and Motherhood Memories," that was hosted by "The Latinx Obstetric Violence Project: Art & Literature as Tools of Reciprocal & Redistributive Knowledge." This project, funded by Humanities Without WallsGrand Research Challenge-funded project and supported by the Mellon Foundation, addresses the "overlooked reality of obststric violence through art and literature workshops - cafecitos (little coffees) - that bring together women, artists, and scholars." 

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