Joanna Radin

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Assistant Professor of History of Medicine and History and History and Anthropology
333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510-3206

Joanna Radin is Assistant Professor of History of Science and Medicine with courtesy appointments in History and in Anthropology.  She is broadly interested in the intersection of ideas about indigeneity and “histories of the future. Her current book project deals with Cold War-era human biologists’ efforts to salvage and freeze blood from members of indigenous communities living around the world. This project focuses on the interrelation of epistemologies and technologies of preservation and considers ethical issues raised by efforts to put life on ice. Other ongoing projects include an edited volume (with Emma Kowal) on “Cryopolitics,” Cold War histories of epidemiology and anthropology; the mobility and ethics of “big data”; and the history of decay. She teaches on science studies and the history of global health.