Andrea Charise PhD - "What colour is the mind? Investigating aging through the arts and humanities"
Andrea Charise (BASc, MA, PhD; she/her) is Assistant Professor appointed to English and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society (ICHS) at the University of Toronto Scarborough. In addition to receiving recognition for her teaching and scholarship in literature, including the 2014 John Charles Polanyi Prize, Dr. Charise has almost twenty years of work experience as a medical researcher in the fields of clinical epidemiology and geriatrics, with publications in Health Expectations, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Academic Medicine, and Journal of Medical Humanities.
Her first book, The Aesthetics of Senescence: Aging, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (SUNY Press, 2020), investigates the impact of the 19th-century “invention” of population on broader cultural conceptualizations of older age. She is editor, along with Paul Crawford and Brian Brown, of the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Health Humanities (March 2020). For more details, see or @AndreaCharise on Twitter.