Anne Pollock

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
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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.  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).

  • PhD, MIT, Science, Technology & Society
  • BA, Brandeis, Sociology and Women's Studies
Areas of
  • Feminist Theory
  • Global Health
  • Heart Disease
  • History And Social Studies Of Medicine
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Postcolonial Science
  • Race And Gender
  • Science And Technology Studies
  • Africa (Sub-Saharan)
  • United States
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • HTS-6123: Social & Cultural BIOMED
  • HTS-6743: STS Core Seminar
  • LCC-2300: Intro Biomedicine & Cult
  • LCC-3225: Gender Study-Disciplines
  • LCC-3304: Science, Tech, & Gender
  • LCC-3306: Science,Technology& Race
  • LCC-3318: Biomedicine & Culture
  • LCC-3833: Special Topics in STAC
  • LCC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LCC-4300: Sem-Biomedicine&Culture
  • LCC-6215: Media Studies
  • LCC-6743: STS Core Seminar
  • LMC-2300: Intro Biomedicine & Cult
  • LMC-3225: Gender Study-Disciplines
  • LMC-3304: Science, Tech & Gender
  • LMC-3306: Science, Tech & Race
  • LMC-3316: Postcolonialism
  • LMC-3318: Biomedicine & Culture
  • LMC-3833: Special Topics in STAC
  • LMC-6743: STS Core Seminar
  • LMC-6749: Feminist Theory and STS
  • LMC-6800: DM MS Project Course
  • PUBP-6743: STS Core Seminar
  • PUBP-6749: Feminist Theory STS