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Elizabeth Catchmark


PhD Candidate, English

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Research Expertise

African American/African Diaspora
Language, Writing and Rhetoric

Elizabeth's work reads the long black freedom struggle as a kind of healthcare advocacy, attending to the ways black liberation activists and cultural producers theorized health and developed policy approaches to national care. The heart of her project is the claim that black activism is always already about the right to be healthy, in part through exposing the physical violence of white supremacy that manifests in medical exploitation and neglect.

She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with BAs in African American Studies, English, Philosophy, and Women's Studies.

Research areas: African American literature, African American rhetoric, medical humanities