University of Mississippi

Dr. Sander Gilman presents “How Did Anti-Semitism and Racism Become Mental Illness? From Anti-Semitic Vienna to Segregated Topeka, Kansas”




The University of Mississippi Critical Race Studies Group presents Dr. Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University.  The title of his talk is, “How Did Anti-Semitism and Racism Become Mental Illnesses?  From Anti-Semitic Vienna to Segregated Topeka, Kansas.”
The talk will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2012, Bryant Hall 209, 5:30 pm.

The next day, Friday, October 26, students can chat informally with Dr. Gilman at a brownbag talk at noon in the Bryant Hall first floor lounge.  Bring your lunch and look forward to the chance to ask questions and hear further reflections on anti-semitism and racism.

Dr. Gilman is a cultural and literary historian and is the author or editor of over eighty books.  He focuses on medicine and how medical rhetoric echoes in social and political discourse.


This is the second public lecture of the year-long series entitled Intertwining Legacies: Jews and African Americans in the Deep South.” 
For more information, please see the recent story in the College of Liberal Arts Newsletter, “View from Ventress” by clicking here.
For more information on the Association for Jewish Studies-Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project, see


Photographs from Dr. Gilman’s visit

Photo Credits: Chelsey Handley