Examining Sports' "Concussion Crises" Workshop

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This event features nine scholars discussing interdisciplinary, Science and Technology Studies and socio-cultural perspectives on traumatic brain injury and sport.

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Critically Examining Sports’ “Concussion Crises” Workshop 
Friday, March 9
Sponsored by the Sports, Society, & Technology Program Research Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
102 Stephen C. Hall Building

 More information about the participants, their presentation abstracts and bios can be found on the following link: https://hsoc.gatech.edu/sports/concussion_workshop

Lunch will be provided for attendees who register at https://hsoc.gatech.edu/SST_RSVP

10:00 - 10:15 am: Welcome and Comments from Workshop Organizers

  • Matt Ventresca & Mary G. McDonald, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech

10:15 - 11:15 pm: Cross Disciplinary Conversation Questions and Answers

  • Michelle LaPlaca, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering & Matt Ventresca, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
  • Moderator: Mary G. McDonald, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech

11:15 am – 12:45 pm: Health, Technology & Ethics

  • “A Clear Conscience”: Advertising Football Equipment and Responsibility for Injuries
    Kathleen Bachynski, Division of Medical Humanities, New York University
  • Helmet Design, Intended Users, and Brain Injury
    Dan Morrison, Department of Sociology & Special Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University
  • What Does the Precautionary Principle Demand of Us? Ethics, Population Health Policy, & Sports-Related TBI
    Dan Goldberg, University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus
  • Moderator: Nassim JafariNaimi, Literature, Media & Communication, Georgia Tech

12:45 - 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm: Trauma, Healing & Experience

  • What is Traumatic about Traumatic Brain Injury?
    Matt Ventresca, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
  • Trauma and Recovery, Safety or Sexism: Examining Concussions, Boxing, and Violence Against Women
    Cathy van Ingen, Department of Kinesiology, Brock University
  • “I Kinda’ Lost My Sense of Who I Was”: Athletes’ Experiences of Concussion and Rehabilitation
    William Bridel, Danika Kelly, Matt Ventresca (Georgia Tech) & Kathryn Schneider
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
  • Moderator: Jennifer Singh, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech

3:00 -3:15 pm: Break

3:15 - 4:30 pm: Bodies, Identities, & Power

  • Brain Politics: Gendered Difference and Traumatic Brain Injury in Sport
    Kate Henne, Department of Sociology & Legal Studies, University of Waterloo Australian National University
  • The Athlete’s Body and the Social Text of Suicide
    Michelle Helstein & Sean Brayton, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Lethbridge
  • Moderator: Anne Pollock, Literature, Media & Communication, Georgia Tech

 4:30 - 4:45 pm: Break 

4:45-5:15 pm: Wrap up and Preliminary Discussion on Conference Themes

  • Matt Ventresca & Mary G. McDonald, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech

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