Lucas Bessire | On Writing

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We are excited to invite you to the final event of the Medical Humanities workshop for the fall quarter. Please join us for the talk entitled On Writing by Lucas Bessire, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.

This talk presents Lucas Bessire’s approach to writing as an anthropologist and as someone who seeks to communicate more broadly. Given the particular nature of contemporary social issues, Bessire will talk about the nuts and bolts of how he teaches his students how to write, the importance of narrative and structure, and how he thinks about writing as an anthropological scholar, especially as he sets out to reach broader publics. What is the purpose of what we put down on paper? How can we think about how to be most effective in this crucial aspect of what we do? 


The Medical Humanities Research Workshop is sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center. The series is made possible by support from Linda Randall Meier, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please email Bilal Nadeem ( with any questions.