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Past and Present of Eugenics--Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Ruth Cowan, Rachel Adams, Paul Lombardo, Nikolas Rose, and Marisa Miran

Hello everyone,

My colleague Claire Clark and I have recently founded an online video journal called Biopolitics.  The purpose of the journal is to examine current issues at the intersection of medicine and politics.

We have just released our first issue, called "Past and Present of Eugenics."

It features a video dialogue between Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Emory) and Ruth Schwartz Cowan (UPenn), with commentary by Rachel Adams (Columbia), Paul Lombardo (Georgia State), Nikolas Rose (King's College London) and Marisa Miranda and Gustavo Vallejo (National University of La Plata, Argentina.)

There is a transcript of the dialogue available in PDF form.  It is in the section marked "Download," immediately beneath the abstract.

I would love to get feedback from HASTAC members on how the site is working and what we could do to improve.  We are also interested in suggestions for future issues, and welcome comments and suggestions of any sort.

Thanks in advance for your help, and I hope you enjoy.





Can you inclue a link?


Sorry!  Here it is:

Please let me know what you think!  We're just starting!


Sounds wonderful! Will check it out later today. You should post a message (with the link) in last year's forum on biopolitics and new media. Living Mediations: Biology, Technology and Art. That way all of the folks who were interested in the topic will get an email about your site!


I was wondering if I could contact you for possible information for some research I'm doing on Dr. Dejarnette of the Western State Hosptial and Dejarnette Center. With this I may have some achieve material that may be of some use to you and Mrs. Clark. I have admittance cards ranging form 1938 to 1945 with Dr. D's signature on them that I would be glad to donate to both of you. I have contacted Mrs. Clark and left a message. My email is Thanks...


 as an e-mail recipient of Hastac, I am glad to see this work.