Anne Pollock F'19

Anne  Pollock
Professor
Global Health and Social Medicine
King's College London

ACLS Fellowship Program 2019
Professor
Global Health and Social Medicine
King's College London
Race and Biopolitics in the Twenty-first Century

This book manuscript explores a series of distinct, evocative twenty-first-century events to illuminate wide-ranging elements of racial health disparities in the contemporary United States. Each chapter is grounded in close attention to a specific event: the deaths of postal workers in the 2001 anthrax attacks; the increase in chronic disease after Hurricane Katrina; the Scott sisters case, in which prison sentences were suspended conditional upon kidney donation; a teenage girl subjected to excessive force by a police officer at a suburban pool party; the differential protection of machines over people in the Flint water crisis; the life-threatening childbirth experience of Serena Williams. These extraordinary crises reveal fundamental racialization of access to citizenship and health in the contemporary United States.