Making Sense of Structural Racism in Medico-Legal History
Four panels will engage historiograph(ies), spatialit(ies), legalit(ies) and communit(ies), as well as methodolog(ies).
The workshop will remix approaches in the history of medicine and legal history. What does a medico-legal history that accounts for both individual and collective racism in medicine, space, law and its legalities look like? What historiographical interventions are today’s scholarship making? What new methodologies and archives are emerging? Despite extensive work on structural competencies, determinants of health, and the history of medical racism, racialized health disparities persist in the United States and globally. The workshop will consider structural dimensions of health that have long been relegated to the margins of the field.