About Anne Pollock

Anne Pollock is an Associate Professor of Science, Technology & Culture in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. She is also the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in STS.

Pollock’s research and teaching focus on biomedicine and culture, theories of race and gender, and how science and medicine are mobilized in social justice projects. She is particularly interested in how medical categories and technologies are enrolled in telling stories about identity and difference, especially with regard to race, gender, and citizenship.

Her book, Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference, tracks the intersecting discourses of race, pharmaceuticals, and cardiovascular disease in the United States from the founding of cardiology to the controversial approval of BiDil for heart failure in “self-identified black patients.” She is also engaged in ongoing projects in three areas: feminism and heart disease; American health disparities and citizenship claims; and drug discovery efforts by and for the Global South (specifically South Africa).


Selected Publications

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

“Pharmaceutical Meaning-Making Beyond Marketing: Racialized Subjects of Generic Thiazide.” The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 36.3 (September 2008): 530-536.