Visiting Scholar Announcements
Meet Dr. Minji Lee
Dr. Minji Lee recently received a PhD Degree in the Department of Religion at Rice University. Her PhD thesis, “Bodies of Medieval Women as Dangerous, Liminal, and Holy: Representations in the Writings of Late Medieval Religious Women” explored how this medieval German nun defended the woman’s sexual/reproductive body” as positive in the images of re-creation and salvation against misogynic medieval and religious culture of her age.
Granted that Dr. Lee is a medievalist interested in the interactions between mysticism and medicine in the Middle Ages, she now turns to the new research project to compare medieval European medical theories and modern Korean folk medicine in order to see how women have been striving to maintain their reproductive health and to bring positive meanings to their own bodies. She also participated in making a Korean independent documentary project “For Vagina’s Sake (2017)” to posit how Western pre-modern medicine “diabolized” women’s menstrual body.
Currently, she is also a volunteer at Reunion Institute to promote public awareness in religion.
Meet Dr. Upreet Dhaliwal
UTMB Health Institute for the Medical Humanities is pleased to welcome
Upreet Dhaliwal, MS as a Visiting Scholar. Dr. Dhaliwal will be in
residence from February 2019 through May 2019.
Dhaliwal, formerly Director-Professor of Ophthalmology at the University
College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, is one of the
founding members of the Medical Humanities Group in the Institution.
is editor of the journal “Research and Humanities in Medical Education
(RHiME)” which is an online-only, peer-reviewed, open-access journal,
the only journal in Asia that caters specifically to the medical
humanities. RHiME can be accessed at www.rhime.in/ojs
occasional poet, and an avid promoter of medical student-led poetry
sessions, Dr Dhaliwal is keen to deepen her involvement with the
humanities through the visiting scholar program at the Institute for
Medical Humanities. Her work here involves an exploration of the
Provider-Patient relationship through the medium of poetry.