International Conference on Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Society
April 8-9, 2011
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
New York, NY
Join scholars from around the world to explore the connections between body image and identity through multidisciplinary lenses.
• Drs. Céline Masson and Catherine Desprats-Pequignot, Pandora Research Group, University of Paris Diderot
• Dr. William Ebenstein, University Dean for Health and Human Services, CUNY
And Keynote Addresses from
• Hans-OttoThomashoff, M.D., Ph.D., World Psychiatric Association
• Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Ph.D., The Graduate Center/CUNY, Sociology/Women’s Studies
How does body image affect the construction of contemporary identity ?
What practices, behaviors and medical interventions influence this process ?
What role do social constructions of the norm, pathology and disability play in society ?
How does the “imaginary” metaphorical body as the subject of art correlate with the actual physical body as the subject of medicine or science ?