Our February 8th special guest speaker is Dr. Kylie M. Smith. Her lecture topic is entitled, "Race and Racism in American Health Care: A Brief History".
This lecture is part of a new speaker series hosted by UNLV School of Nursing called "Conversations for Leaders on Dismantling Systems of Oppression." Each lecture will have a different guest speaker (including experts from UNLV and across the country) to provide engaging discussions on identifying systemic racism and how to neutralize it.
About Kylie M. Smith, PhD
Dr. Kylie M. Smith is Associate Professor and the Mellon Faculty Fellow for Nursing and the Humanities at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. Originally from Australia, Dr. Smith came to Emory 5 years ago as part of an interdisciplinary humanities program. At Emory she teaches nursing and health care history, ethics, critical theory and nursing philosophy in both the School of Nursing and the History department with a special focus on racism and social justice. Her book published in May 2020 entitled “Talking Therapy: Knowledge and Power in American Psychiatric Nursing” won the Lavinia Dock Award for Book of the Year from the American Association of the History of Nursing in 2020. Her new project, “Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South” is supported by a grant from the NIH/National Library of Medicine and will be published by UNC Press in 2022.