Amherst Association of Rhode Island

Invites you to attend a

Lecture with Sarah J. Mahler '81
at Brown University

Can "Culture" Be Saved (As a Concept)?  Multidisciplinary Insights into Culture and Its Utility for Public Health and Beyond


Sarah J. Mahler graduated from Amherst in the class of 1981, received her MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and taught at the University of Vermont for 5 years before moving to Florida International University in Miami where she has been on the faculty for the past 15 years. She is the sole author of three books, most recently of Culture as Comfort for which she is touring the East Coast this fall. An internationally known scholar of international migration, she has incorporated wide ranging new research in neuroscience, psychology and other disciplines into her new book which explains how infants and young children learn culture as comfort and why we all--young and old--shy away from culturally discomforting circumstances. She explains how we can overcome our cultural inhibitions--something we all need in an increasingly diverse world.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Brown University Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice

121 S. Main Street, Room 245
Providence, RI 02912

Click here to R.S.V.P.

Those who are interested will gather for dinner together in town after the lecture.

Reimbursement for parking will not be available but, meter parking (good for 2 hours) is usually available on South Main Street.

Questions? Please contact Carol Allman-Morton at or (413) 542-8105.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:00 to 17:00