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Author Q&A Series


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Steven Thrasher

The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide
(Celadon Books, Aug 2022)

Steven W. Thrasher, PhD holds the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School, the first journalism professorship in the world created to focus on LGBTQ+ research, and is a faculty member of Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. He has been published in The New York Times, The Nation, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Esquire, and The Journal of American History, among others, and has been a staff writer for the Village Voice and a columnist for the Guardian. He is an alumnus of Saturday Night Live and NPR StoryCorps and worked on the HBO film The Laramie Project. The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide (Celadon Books/MacMillan, 2022) is his first book.

 

September 27, 2022 • 7:00-8:00

Rachel Gross

Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage
(WW Norton & Co., March 2022)

Rachel E. Gross is an award-winning science journalist and author of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage (WW Norton, 2022), which tells the story of how anatomists mapped the female reproductive organs — and how a new generation is wrestling them back. She was previously a 2018-2019 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and the digital science editor for Smithsonian magazine. Her work has appeared in the BBC Future, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Scientific American, Slate, and elsewhere.

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October 27, 2022 • 7:00-8:00pm

Jim Downs

Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery and War Transformed Medicine
(Harvard University Press, Sept 2021)

Jim Downs is the Gilder Lehrman-National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Civil War Era Studies and History at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine (Harvard University Press, 2021); Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation (Basic Books, 2016); and Sick From Freedom: African American Sickness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2012). He has edited four anthologies and is co-series editor, with Catherine Clinton, of History in the Headlines at the University of Georgia Press, including Voter Suppression in U.S. Elections, with Stacey Abrams, Carol Anderson, Kevin M. Kruse, Heather Cox Richardson and Heather Ann Thompson. He has been published in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Slate, Vice, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. 

 

We'd like to send a special thank you to Georgia Center for the Book for being the official sponsor of the Fall 2022 Living Health: Author Q&A Series.