Medical anthropologist (and doula) speaking in Rochester on Saturday

Cynthia Gabriel, of Ann Arbor, will be discussing her book: Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds.  $20 in advance or $25 at the door (includes lunch),  from 11:30 to 2:30 on Saturday, October 13th at 423 South Main Street in downtown Rochester.  Those interested can register by emailing or calling 248.429.9070.


Cynthia’s bio:

Cynthia Gabriel is a medical anthropologist, mother of three, and a doula who has attended over 100 births in three countries. With a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Post-Doctorate Fellowship from the University of Michigan, Gabriel conducts research on two projects.  The first focuses on hospital birth in Russia and the second on stress during pregnancy among African American women. She served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Center for the Childbearing Year, and runs women’s and parents’ support groups. Gabriel is also the co-founder of Growing Together, a Life Learning Center that offers psychotherapy and life coaching services in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she resides.

Job fair for the mental health community this Thursday

BHPI just posted this to the faculty- with this note:

This will be an opportunity for those with degrees in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Nursing, Elementary Education or related fields to meet some of the best providers in the metro Detroit area!

October 4, 2012 from 2PM – 7PM at the DoubleTree Hilton (5801 Southfield Expressway in Detroit).  Register and submit your resume here.

Lecture on concepts of embodiment in Appalachian women

Mark your calendars for this lecture! (via News at OU)

Friday, Oct. 12
Noon to 1 p.m. in Oakland Center Gold Room C

Between the River and the Railroad Tracks: Speaking Marginal Bodies to Central Spaces in Appalachian Ohio

Using life history research, Dr. Rebecca Mercado-Thornton, assistant professor of communication, will examine the scarcely told experiences of Appalachian women living in Appalachia, Ohio. Focused on the life histories of three women, the talk will trace the ways in which these women resist and undermine traditional conceptions of embodiment.