Next week I’m heading to Pittsburgh for a Meet the Author event to discuss my new book Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms, as part of the Doing the Body in the 21st Century conference.

About Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms

Spilling blood, managing blood, banking blood, and even sucking blood defined 20th-century American empire. In the book, I examine how blood saturated the twentieth-century US cultural imaginary, slipped into laws and policies, flowed across screens, and seeped into our most intimate encounters. In sites as varied as Alcatraz Island, California, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, I trace how these gendered, sexualized, and racialized blood practices were violently mobilized in the service of US empire, as well as creatively transformed by feminist, anticolonial, anticapitalist, and queer artists and activists.

To register for the conference, go to http://www.body.pitt.edu

Image credit: Lóránt Szabó

Blood Cultures cover