Public Health, Abolition and the Viral Underclass: What Viruses Might Teach Us About Creating a Better World

Sep. 28, 2022
4:00PM - 5:30PM
H-216, Hope Building, 315 Cedar Street
Open to the Public

STEVEN W. THRASHER, PHD holds the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School, the first journalism professorship in the world created to focus on LGBTQ+ research. He is also a faculty member of Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing.

His writing has been widely published by Scientific American, The New York Times, Nation, The Atlantic, The Journal of American History, BuzzFeed News, Esquire and New York magazine. In 2019, Out magazine named him one of the 100 most influential and impactful people of the year and in 2020, the Ford Foundation awarded him a grant for Creativity and Free Expression.

An alumnus of media jobs with Saturday Night Live, the HBO film the Laramie Project and the NPR StoryCorps project, Dr. Thrasher has been a staff writer for the Village Voice and a columnist for the Guardian. He holds a PhD in American Studies and lives in Chicago, New York and in motels at the end of runways. The Viral Underclass is his first book. Twitter: @thrasherxy.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Global Health Justice Partnership

Yale School of Public Health

Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

American Studies Program

 Office of Global Health, YSM Department of Internal Medicine

The Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

History of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

The Yale Office of Global Health Education

Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources

Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, Yale Law School

Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School

Department of Sociology

African American Studies