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Anne Pollock: "Heart Feminism"

When May 02, 2013
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where 126 Voorhies
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Dr. Anne Pollock is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Culture at Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on biomedicine and culture. She is particularly interested in how medical categories and technologies are enrolled in telling stories about identity and difference, especially with regard to race, gender, and citizenship. Her new book, Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference (Duke University Press, 2012), tracks the intersecting discourses of race, pharmaceuticals, and cardiovascular disease in the United States from the founding of cardiology to the controversial approval of BiDil. She is also engaged in ongoing projects in three areas: feminism and heart disease; American health disparities and citizenship claims; and drug discovery efforts by and for the Global South (specifically South Africa).

Her talk "Heart Feminism" is cosponsored by the Cultural Studies Program, the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, the Program in Science and Technology Studies, the Davis Humanities Institute,
the Department of Pharmacology, and the Asian Pacific American Cultural Politics Research Group.

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