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Diagnosing Desire

Biopolitics and Femininity into the Twenty-First Century

Alyson K. Spurgas

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Inconvenient Strangers

Transnational Subjects and the Politics of Citizenship

Shui-yin Sharon Yam

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Zoetropes and the Politics of Humanhood

Allison L. Rowland

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Like Love

Michele Morano

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Vaccine Rhetorics

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How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Jerald Walker

A 2021 Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read
Finalist, 2020 National Book Award in nonfiction

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Rhetoric of Health and Medicine As/Is: Theories and Approaches for the Field

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Welcome to our 2021–2022 Mellon Diversity Fellow, Robert Ramaswamy!

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