Dr. Judy Segal



Judy Z. Segal (English) teaches courses in history and theory of rhetoric and in rhetoric of science and medicine. She is author of Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine (Southern Illinois UP, 2005) and of several articles on rhetoric and health/medicine. She was, from 2003 to 2007, a member of the President’s International Advisory Committee of CIHR. Her current research is for a book (Penn State UP) under the tentative title, “Public Discourse/Personal Experience.” She is interested in how public values, expressed in popular discourse, become persuasive and are taken up in individual bodies. She was, in 2011, a Visiting Scholar in McGill’s Social Studies of Medicine Department.

  • “The View from Here and There: Objectivity and the Rhetoric of Breast Cancer.” In Flavia Padovani, Alan Richardson, and Jonathan Y. Tsou, eds. Objectivity in Science: Approaches to Historical Epistemology. Boston Studies in Philosophy and History of Science. Dordrecht: Springer. Forthcoming 2015.
  • “Suffering and the Rhetoric of Care.” In Michael Hyde and James Herrick, eds. After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2013. 219-234.
  • Scott, Blake, Judy Z. Segal, and Lisa Keränen. “The Rhetorics of Health and Medicine: Inventional Possibilities for Scholarship and Engaged Practice.” POROI 9 (2013): 1-6
  • “Breast Cancer and Its Narration: An Accidental Study.” Literature and Medicine 30.2 (Fall 2012): 292-318.
  • “The Sexualization of the Medical.” Journal of Sex Research 49.4 (2012): 269-278.

Judy Segal, Department of English
Professor (B.A. McGill, M.A., Ph.D. University of British Columbia)

Office: Buchanan Tower 511
Telephone: (604) 822-5652
Email: jsegal@mail.ubc.ca
Website: http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/jsegal/

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