Breakfast Club Seminar

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"Redrawing the Global Map of Drug Discovery Science: Hopes and Challenges in South Africa"

Anne Pollock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in STS
School of Literature, Media and Communication
Georgia Tech

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.

The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.


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