Click to skip to site content
Patrick Staff: Weed Killer Installation View 05

Installation view of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer, March 12–July 3, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Zak Kelley

S. Løchlann Jain


​S. Løchlann Jain will present a lecture on the complex subject of cancer and its broad social implications on the occasion of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer. Jain’s 2016 J. I. Staley Prize–winning book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, was an essential part of Staff’s research. Part memoir, part anthropological study, the book discusses cancer as a cultural phenomenon to expose the intricacies of its effects. Jain is an associate professor at Stanford University, where she teaches medical and legal anthropology.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members one hour before the program. Fifteen minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

To become a MOCA member, please contact the membership department at 213/621-1794 or​