Readings

Session 1

  • No readings assigned

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Session 5

  • Longino, Helen E., and Evelynn M. Hammonds. “Conflicts and Tensions in the Feminist Study of Gender and Science.” Chapter 10 in Conflicts in Feminism. Edited by Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller. Routledge, 1990. ISBN: ‎9780415901789. [Preview with Google Books]

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Session 7

  • Washington, Harriet A. “A Notoriously Syphilis-Soaked Race: What Really Happened at Tuskegee?” Chapter 7 in Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Anchor, 2008. ISBN: ‎9780767915472. [Preview with Google Books]
  • — — —. “Infection and Inequity: Illness as a Crime.” Chapter 13 in Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Anchor, 2008. ISBN: ‎9780767915472. [Preview with Google Books]

Session 8

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Session 9

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Session 10

  • Petry, Ann. Chapters 1–4 in The Street. Mariner Books, 1998. ISBN: ‎9780395901496. [Preview with Google Books]

Session 11

  • Petry, Ann. Chapters 5–8 in The Street. Mariner Books, 1998. ISBN: ‎9780395901496. [Preview with Google Books]

Session 12

  • Petry, Ann. Chapters 9–15 in The Street. Mariner Books, 1998. ISBN: ‎9780395901496. [Preview with Google Books]

Session 13

  • Axelsen, Diana E. “Women as Victims of Medical Experimentation: J. Marion Sims’ Surgery on Slave Women, 1845–1850.” Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 2, no. 2 (1985): 10–13.
  • Owens, Deirdre Cooper. “Contested Relations: Slavery, Sex, and Medicine.” Chapter 3 in Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology. University of Georgia Press, 2018. ISBN: ‎9780820354750. [Preview with Google Books]
  • Miles, Angel Love.  “ ‘Strong Black Women’: African American Women with Disabilities, Intersecting Identities, and Inequality.” Gender & Society 33, no. 1 (2019): 41–63.

Session 14

  • Roberts, Dorothy. “Part I: Believing in Race in the Genomic Age.” In Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century. The New Press, 2012. ISBN: ‎9781595588340. [Preview with Google Books]

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Session 16

  • Roberts, Dorothy. “The Dark Side of Birth Control.” Chapter 2 in Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty. Vintage, 1998. ISBN: ‎9780679758693. [Preview with Google Books]

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Session 18

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