Redrawing the Global Map of Drug Discovery Science: Hopes and Challenges in South Africa - Anne Pollock
From Katie Gentilello
Anne Pollock is an Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Culture in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and is also the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology and Society. Her research and teaching focus on biomedicine and culture, theories of race and gender, and how science and medicine are mobilized in social justice projects. 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 articles have been published in journals including Social Studies of Science, Science, Technology & Human Values, Body & Society, and BioSocieties. Her first 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 commercial failure of BiDil. This talk draws on material from her second book, forthcoming, provisionally titled Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery.