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Keynote Event: Hillbilly Elegy Panel of UW-Madison Experts
Monday, October 9, 2017
7:00 p.m. Memorial Union Theater – Shannon Hall
Archived video of Keynote Event
The Keynote Event featured three UW-Madison faculty members who shared their expertise on themes addressed in Hillbilly Elegy. The panelists included Dr. Kathy Cramer, who discussed politics and cultural anger, Dr. Katherine Magnuson, who discussed poverty and stress in childhood, and Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska, who discussed addiction, chronic pain, and opioids. An audience Q&A followed the panelists’ remarks moderated by Dr. Russ Castronovo, whose own research focuses on politics and critical citizenship.