- Biomedicine and Healthcare
- Postcolonial Studies
- Race and Ethnicity
- Science, Technology, and Medicine
Anne Pollock is an associate professor of Science, Technology and Culture in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and 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.
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).