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Andrea Smith, assistant professor of anthropology and editor of Europe’s Invisible Migrants: Consequences of the Colonists’ Return, will discuss “Culture and Medicine” noon Wednesday in Oechsle Hall room 224.

The talk is part of the Health Professions program’s monthly meeting. Smith will elaborate on a comparison of healing practices in two societies. Two short video clips will be followed by discussion.

Pizza will be provided for all registered students. RSVP with June Thompson at thompsoj by Tuesday morning.

Smith received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to complete work on a book about the social memory of “pieds-noirs,” former settlers or colonists of Algeria who moved to France in 1962, focusing on those of Maltese origin. She has conducted archival and ethnographic research on the personal meaning of Malta to Maltese pieds-noirs in France, Tunisia, Malta, and the United Kingdom since 1995.

She has shared her research through book chapters, academic journal articles, and many conference presentations, including several in French in France and Tunisia. She is a recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Social Science Research Council, American Institute for Maghrebi Studies, and Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. She was awarded first prize in an Association for Political and Legal Anthropology paper competition, Best Scholarly Article from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Arizona, and a Paper Prize from Columbia University’s Institute on Western Europe.

Smith has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of French Studies, New York University, and a faculty mentor for the Undergraduate Research Experience in Native American Archaeology and Heritage Preservation at University of Arizona. She earned a master’s and Ph.D. from University of Arizona and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

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