Anne Pollock is an Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Culture in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Trained in the interdisciplinary field of Science, Technology & Society at MIT, 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 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).