Work in healthcare? Need support with spiritual issues? Please join us for our first-ever spiritual support group meeting and see how you can work through spiritual issues that arise in the context of health professions.
April 24 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This intimate "evening of stories" will celebrate personal experiences of spiritual/special/sacred moments in medicine. Four narratives will be shared, each from different perspectives, with time for discussion at the end of the evening.
April 23rd / 5:30-7:00 pm at ISH
"Meditation" encompasses many different form of practice. This panel will allow attendees to learn about the great many varieties of meditative practice, across both Eastern and Western traditions. Come to learn from three experts in the field!
May 14, 2013 / 5:30-7:30pm
5:00 - 6:30pm
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Tracy Xavia Karner is the chair of the Department of Sociology and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston. A widely published sociologist and award winning teacher, Professor Karner previously held the position of director of the University of Houston 's ground-breaking interdisciplinary Visual Studies program and is a leading authority on the construction of the self: the process through which individuals and groups explore, define, express, and transform their identities.
An avid photography enthusiast, Professor Karner uses visual technologies and resources to study the social construction and transformation of self and identity. She has explored these processes on the individual, social-cultural, organizational, and community levels in a variety of contexts, including hospitals, community service agencies, nationalist movements, and the mass media. Her interest in self-construction, self-delineation, and self-disclosure has led her to explore such diverse topics as how veterans use television and cinematic images to understand their experience and how artists' gender influences the reception and interpretation of their art. A nationally-known expert in the field of medical sociology, Professor Karner has written widely on how individuals experience illness and strategies by which care can be delivered in more culturally accessible and appropriate ways.
The recipient of an award from the American Sociological Association, numerous teaching awards and of more than $2.7 million in grants to support her collaborative research projects, Professor Karner is the co-author of a popular sociology textbook with Carol Warren, Discovering Qualitative Research: Field Methods, Interviews, and Analysis, 2nd Edition, (Oxford University Press, 2010), and the author of more than 30 articles in such professional journals as The American Sociologist, The American Studies Journal, Clinical Sociology Review, Communication and Cognition, Ethnic and Racial Studies, The Journal of Aging and Mental Health, The Journal of Aging and Social Policy, The Journal of Aging Studies, The Journal of Applied Gerontology, masculinities, Qualitative Health Research, and Symbolic Interactionism.