Pyar Seth

Pyar studies Black sociopolitical life and death, policing and medicalization, subject formation, and the epistemic organization of health, disease, and risk. At the core of his research, one could also say that a foundational question is the following: Given the extended social upheaval of racial violence, for Black people, what does it mean to rest? Through his research, he would hope to imagine a future of Black relaxation and idleness — where Black people do not have to constantly endure, denounce their humanity, and hide their anguish and rage — and work toward building health policy is more oriented toward a detailed reading of Black everyday life.

Pyar is committed to Black Studies. His interdisciplinary research background is one deeply committed to humanistic inquiry as a process of cultivating health, connecting diverse people, and humanizing medical practice and education.


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