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Carine Mardorossian

Professor of English, and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Medical humanities, death and dying, feminism, sexism, sexual violence, Caribbean literature

Portrait of Carine Mardorossian, University at Buffalo medical humanities and sexual violence expert.

Carine Mardorossian is a writer and researcher with interests in subjects that include the medical humanities and sexual violence. She can speak to the media about death and dying, and issues surrounding rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and movements such as #MeToo. She is also an expert on Caribbean literature.

Mardorossian’s work includes the book, “Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End,” which she wrote with hospice doctor and CEO Christopher Kerr. Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients, the volume humanizes dying and the end of life through the stories of people’s pre-death dreams, which often touch on themes including love, forgiveness and past relationships.

Mardorossian is also author of, “Framing the Rape Victim: Gender and Agency Reconsidered.” This 2014 book explores the portrayal of rape by legal, law enforcement, media and academic circles, and how these portrayals impact victims and societal perceptions and responses to violence.

Additionally, Mardorossian has studied Caribbean literature, with publications including articles and a book, “Reclaiming Difference: Caribbean Women Rewrite Postcolonialism.” She has served as executive director of the Northeast Modern Language Association.

CONTACT:

Carine Mardorossian, PhD
Professor of English, and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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