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POSTPONED: "Sugar Machine: Medical Technologies & Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic"

Presented by Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT

Event Details

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12-1:30 p.m.
“Sugar… has been one of the massive demographic forces in world history,” anthropologist Sidney Mintz famously wrote decades ago in “Sweetness and Power.” Today, this observation holds an add'l layer of meaning as diabetic sugar has become a leading cause of death in many countries in the world, including in Belize.

A free lunch will be served on a first-come, first served basis at Noon, followed by the lecture at 12:30.
Co-sponsored by the Holtz Center for Science and Tech Studies.