Liminality and the Lived Experience of the Law in Medicine: The Legal Consciousness of Physicians in Encounters with People Living as Undocumented Migrants
The Centre on Global Migration (University of Gothenburg) and the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law (University of Edinburgh) welcome all to a public symposium presenting Josephine T. V. Greenbrook’s research and upcoming book on physicians’ lived experience of law in encounters with undocumented patients in the context of everyday medical praxis in Sweden. Situated between critical legal studies, the medical humanities, political anthropology, and healthcare science, this research illuminates how sovereign borders enter healthcare institutions, constructed by perceived ‘illegality’ at the nexus between law, medicine, and undocumented migration. The event is open to the general public, and is of specific interest to academics, practitioners, civil society, and policy makers, as well as students in medicine, the humanities, and the social sciences alike. A Q&A and interdisciplinary discussion will follow the presentation.
Josephine T. V. Greenbrook • Lecturer, Researcher, and Chair of the Platform for Migration, Health, and Human Rights at the Department of Life Context and Health Promotion, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg; and Deputy Director of the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Lena Gross • Researcher and Social Anthropologist at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research; and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Sami Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Mayssa Rekhis • Medical Doctor, Anthropologist, and Global Public Health Lecturer at the School of Public Health & Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg; and Associate Researcher at CESPRA, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences EHESS-Paris
Michael Ioannou • Psychiatrist at the Department of General Psychiatry, Sahlgrenska University Hospital; and Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Matilda Arvidsson • Associate Professor in International Law and Assistant Senior Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg; and Visiting Professor at Université Catholique de Lille, Faculté Libre de Droit, Paris
Lisen Dellenborg • Social Anthropologist, Senior Lecturer, and Head of Department at the Department of Life Context and Health Promotion, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.