Before his 6:30 p.m. Fall for the Book presentation, "Conflicted: Big Pharma, Drug Money, and the FDA," the George Mason University chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (GMU STC) invites you to the Coffee Hour with S. Scott Graham to meet and chat PhD frustrations, publication insights, and more. Come by with questions (or just say hello!) from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, in the HUB VIP room 2 on Mason's Fairfax Campus.
Dr. Graham is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the director of the Scientific and Medical Communications (SAMComm) Laboratory. An award-winning researcher, he examines the interaction of science and the public in health and environmental policy-making. His latest study uses Systems Ethnography and Qualitative Modeling (SEQM) to investigate cancer-obesity comorbidity.
His book The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry (2015), Dr. Graham’s first full-length publication, uses history, philosophy, rhetorical analysis, and findings from an ethnographic study to examine how a mind/body approach to pain science has impacted the study and treatment of pain. Drawing from theories by Bruno Latour, Annemarie Mol, and Martin Heidegger, Graham proposes overcoming the two-world problem with a combination of rhetoric and STS.