death·studies·scholar [děth·stŭd’ēz skŏl'ǝr] n. — specialist devoted to the investigation of mortuary customs, practices, and beliefs.
Candi received her Ph.D. and A.M. from Harvard University following an M.A. from the University of Hawaii. She currently serves as an Associate Professor and Faculty of Residence at Baylor University. Her research focuses on death and dying, and the impact of remembering (and forgetting) in shaping how lives are recalled, remembered, and celebrated. Currently, she is researching diversity in death, examining the whitening of the funeral industry and death studies, and arguing that the field of death and grief has been heavily influenced by white and Protestant worldviews. When she is not examining issues surrounding death, she focuses on living well, and is an avid reader, sometimes surfer, and coffee drinker.
Speeches and Public Lectures
As a scholar and public intellectual, Dr. Candi Cann regularly delivers keynote addresses and public lectures across the nation. From community centers to universities and academic societies, her dynamic presentations educate the public and inspire cross-cultural engagement with regards to death and grief. Dr. Cann speaks on a variety of topics, interweaving historical context with modern social and cultural relevance. In addition to speaking on the topics of her many books, Dr. Cann has spoken on comparative and world religions, bereavement and grief, modern burial customs, afterlife beliefs, and modern practices for remembering the departed.
Dr Cann offers:
Keynote Addresses for conferences, conventions, and colleges seeking to have an internationally recognized scholar speak on the latest research on bereavement and mortuary beliefs, customs, and rituals.
Workshops for working professions seeking training on how to incorporate a respect and appreciation for the world's grieving rituals into their profession.
Community Lectures for public audiences who want to learn more about how the reflections on human mortality in the world's cultures shape self-understanding and identity construction.
For more information on how to schedule Dr. Cann to speak at your event, inquire here.