Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Lunch Discussion with Mimi Khúc about “Living and Dying on Campus: What is Mental Health?”


Time: Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room, Ohio Union

A conversation with Dr. Mimi Khúc on how we define and experience mental health, especially as people of color. Do our definitions capture the shape and depth of our suffering and what kinds of caring that suffering necessitates? How can the arts and humanities help us develop deeper vocabularies for capturing what hurts? How might a shift towards critical disabilities studies and ethnic studies frameworks help us expand our understanding of unwellness and develop new tools for care? And how can we ask our universities to take responsibility for our wellness and unwellness, and become structures of care? Participants will discuss approaches to mental health and work together to develop new strategies for their own wellbeing.



Mimi Khúc, PhD, is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell. Her research interests include mental health and critical disability studies, queer of color feminist critique, religion and magic, and Asian American motherhood. She is an adjunct professor of Asian American studies, religious studies, and women+gender studies, and the managing editor of The Asian American Literary Review, a DC-based arts nonprofit. She is the guest editor of Open in Emergency: A Special issue on Asian American Mental Health, an arts and humanities intervention that works to rethink and decolonize Asian American un/wellness.


Sponsored by Social Justice Engagement (SJE)

This is part of the APIDA Heritage Month 2019

This event also counts for 1 DICE Credit toward your DICE Certificate. More information about DICE and how to earn credits can be found here:

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