Impact Presents: 'Sickening' by Anne Pollock

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Join the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact for a conversation with Anne Pollock on her latest book Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States. The event is presented in collaboration with Serve-Learn-Sustain, the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and moderated by professor Manu Platt with a joint appointment at GT and Emory.

Community members are invited to join the conversation in person at the Scheller College of Business in Room 200 or virtually through web conference on Wednesday, November 3 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Please join us for a reception after the talk outside of room 200. The first 20 attendees will receive a copy of the book.

Anne Pollock is a professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London. Her research explores feminist, anti-racist, and postcolonial engagements with science, technology, and medicine.

Prior to moving to London in 2018, Pollock spent ten years on the faculty of Georgia Tech, in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. At Georgia Tech, she also served as the founding coordinator of the Ivan Allen College Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology and Society, and of the interdisciplinary cross-institutional Working Group of Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine. She received her BA in Sociology from Brandeis in 1998 and her PhD in Science, Technology & Society from MIT in 2007.

Pollock’s ongoing research is in three intersecting areas: racism and health, feminist theory and biomedicine, and social studies of pharmaceuticals. She is the author of three books: Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference (Duke 2012), Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery (Chicago 2019), and Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States (Minnesota 2021). Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Wellcome Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She serves as a member of the lead editorial team of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, and as an editor of BioSocieties

Impact is a weekly series of meaningful conversations, free and open to all. The main goal of the series is to engage students, faculty, staff, and the wider community on topics that matter through conversations and presentations by leaders and entrepreneurs from all sectors. For the 2021-2022 school year our focus remains on social and racial justice, inclusive leadership, and diversity and equity. Past talks are accessible on the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact's YouTube page.

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