The Center for 21st Century Studies is pleased to be hosting another post-doctoral Provost Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year:
PhD, History of Science
University of Chicago
Caitjan Gainty is examining the failure of “edutainment” (educational entertainment)--particularly depictions of medical practices in film and television--to actually educate viewers. If edutainment cannot educate us, she argues, then perhaps its significance might lie in its performative aspects--in its role of forming our identities as individuals, at least in terms of health, and as Americans.