Building Bio(3)Science: Synthesizing Biology, Biography, and Biosphere for Human Health and Well-Being
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Building Bio3Science: Synthesizing Biology, Biography, and Biosphere for Human Health and Well-Being
Bio3Science, highlights the inner-connectedness between human biography, biology, and the biosphere. Human biology emerges through the stories of individuals and their relations and ancestors, shaped not only by broad geographic and political patterns but also by the jumbled trajectories of billions of intermingled ecological and social lives. Health sciences are increasingly interested in how life experience (biography) influences human health, wellness, and disease.
Allison Hayes-Conroy will present the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological work of her Bio3Science research collective (studio + network), which offers a paradigm-shifting approach to understanding how biographical aspects of human life come to matter to health.
About the Speaker
Allison Hayes-Conroy is an associate professor in Temple University’s Geography and Urban Studies Department. She is a human geographer with expertise in bodies, feelings, and lived experience and interests in food, nutrition, health, and medicine. She pioneered the field of “visceral geography,” which analyzes the relationship between the human body and the spaces and environments around and within it.