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  Anne Pollock
Associate Professor, Literature, Media, and Communication
Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology and Society
School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Ph.D. , Science, Technology, and Society, MIT
Joined faculty in 2008

Research areas/interests
Pollock’s research and teaching focus on race and gender, social and cultural studies of medicine, postcolonial science and technology, and social justice.

National Science Foundation Standard Research Grant, "Making Scientists for a Democratic South Africa," 2013-2015.

Georgia Power Professor of Excellence (2014)

CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2014)

Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2013)

Georgia Tech Funding Innovation in Research and Education Mini Grant, with Co-PIs Manu Platt and Lewis Wheaton: “Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine,” 2015-present.

National Science Foundation Standard Research Grant, "Making Scientists for a Democratic South Africa," 2013-2015.

Current and recent projects  
Ongoing Projects
She is engaged in a book manuscript in progress, provisionally titled Synthesizing Hope: Global Health, Postcolonial Science, and South African Drug Discovery.

Recent and selected publications  
“Resisting Power, Retooling Justice: Promises of Feminist Postcolonial Technosciences,” coauthored with Banu Subramaniam, Science, Technology & Human Values, published online ahead of print, July 11, 2016, DOI10.1177/0162243916657879.

“Heart Feminism,” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 1.1(2015): 1-30.

“Coronary artery disease and the contours of pharmaceuticalization,” coauthored with David S. Jones, Social Science & Medicine 131 (April 2015): 221–227.

“On the Suspended Sentences of the Scott Sisters: Mass Incarceration, Kidney Donation, and the Biopolitics of Race in the United States,” Science, Technology, and Human Values, 40.2 (March 2015): 250-271.

“Places of pharmaceutical knowledge-making: Global health, postcolonial science, and hope in South African drug discovery,” Social Studies of Science, 44.6 (December 2014): 848–873.

Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

“Cultural Economy of Racialized Pharmaceuticals in the US.” In The Value of Transnational Medical Research: Labour, Participation and Care, edited by Ann Kelly and P. Wenzel Geissler, 55-72. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2012.

“Transforming the Critique of Big Pharma,” BioSocieties 6.1 (March 2011): 106-118.

“Reading Friedan Toward a Feminist Articulation of Heart Disease.” Body & Society 16.4 (December 2010): 77-97.

Professional associations
Society for the Social Studies of Science
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
Arts National Women's Studies Association