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Dying of Whiteness: The Politics of Racial Resentment and the 2022 Election Cycle

Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:00 pm
Shriver Center, Heritage Room

Jonathan Metzl holds both a MD and a PhD and is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. A 2008 Guggenheim fellow, Dr. Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatric, and popular publications and won several prestigious awards. His books include Prozac on the Couch, Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality, and Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland. He currently works for the Safe Tennessee Project, a non-partisan, volunteer-based organization concerned with gun-related injuries and fatalities both nationally and in Tennessee.

Jonathan Metzl
Jonathan Metzl
Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University