Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Anne Pollock

Anne Pollock PhD

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: Skiles 360
Phone: 404-894-1240
Fax: 404-894-1287

Anne Pollock is an Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Culture in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She was trained in the interdisciplinary field of Science, Technology & Society at MIT.  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 Body & Society, The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 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.  She is also engaged 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 (especially South Africa).

Additional Keywords

biomedicine and culture, science and technology studies, feminist theory, history and social studies of medicine, race and gender, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, heart disease
781 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30332-0525