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January 17, 2022 Academic Calendar
01/17/2022 7:00 PM 01/17/2022 8:30 PM America/New_York Andover Political Insanity: Colonial Psychiatry and Social Control, 1820–1940

A Virtual CAMD Scholar Anushka Bhat ’22

Anushka Bhat ’22 bridges the rift in the history of mental health care spanning the Atlantic World. Examining racist psychological diagnoses emerging out of American slavery and analyzing how they facilitated imperial control in French and British Africa, Bhat exposes racist psychiatry as a Western concept. Bhat argues that by understanding how Western governments and scientists “othered” Black people by pathologizing their minds—and therefore their values, habits, and aspirations—we can confront today’s intentionally degrading psychiatric practices.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keri Lambert, Instructor in History and Social Science

Please email Corrie Martin if you are interested in attending the presentation via Zoom.

Political Insanity: Colonial Psychiatry and Social Control, 1820–1940

Political Insanity: Colonial Psychiatry and Social Control, 1820–1940

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

A Virtual CAMD Scholar Anushka Bhat ’22

Anushka Bhat ’22 bridges the rift in the history of mental health care spanning the Atlantic World. Examining racist psychological diagnoses emerging out of American slavery and analyzing how they facilitated imperial control in French and British Africa, Bhat exposes racist psychiatry as a Western concept. Bhat argues that by understanding how Western governments and scientists “othered” Black people by pathologizing their minds—and therefore their values, habits, and aspirations—we can confront today’s intentionally degrading psychiatric practices.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keri Lambert, Instructor in History and Social Science

Please email Corrie Martin if you are interested in attending the presentation via Zoom.

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