Tobias Rees on Global Health and Humanity

On today's show, Prof. Tobias Rees discusses current understandings of humanity in global health and calls for us to rethink our categories of analysis.

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Dr. Tobias Rees

Last year, Stacy Topouzova and Rupa Pillai spoke with Prof. Rees about his August 2014 Cultural Anthropology article "Humanity/Plan; or, On the 'Stateless' Today (Also Being an Anthropology of Global Health)". You can read his essay, an interview with Professor Rees with Stacy Topouzova, and other supplemental material here.

Prof. Rees is an associate professor in the department of the Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. For more information on Professor Rees' research, visit his faculty website. His new book, Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms (University of California Press), will be published in February 2016.

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Music: Sweeter Vermouth by Kevin MacLeod.