Publications

Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms

Spilling blood, managing blood, banking blood, and even sucking blood defined 20th-century America from Alcatraz Island to Guantánamo Bay.

Combining science studies, popular culture, and anti-racist feminist and queer politics, Blood Cultures examines how blood saturated the twentieth-century US cultural imaginary, slipped into laws and policies, flowed across screens, and seeped into our most intimate encounters.

Cathy Hannabach traces 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.

Cover of Cathy Hannabach's book Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Miliarisms. Cover is red and white with an abstract pattern

Articles

2019 Ideas on Fire Client Books

2019 Ideas on Fire Client Books

A big CONGRATS to all of our Ideas on Fire clients who published books this year! You rock!! 1. Ronak Kapadia, Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War (Duke University Press) 2. Frances Richard, I Stand in My Place With My Own Day Here:...

A Farewell to Ibid.: Editing Footnotes at ACES

A Farewell to Ibid.: Editing Footnotes at ACES

I have a new co-authored article (with Sarah Grey) out on the process of editing footnotes and endnotes. A Farewell to Ibid.: Editing Footnotes at ACES As editors from around the United States and the world gathered in Providence, Rhode Island, for the annual ACES...

Run Toward Yourself: Building a Career Beyond Academia

Run Toward Yourself: Building a Career Beyond Academia

Cathy Hannabach shares her story of how she ran, walked, and danced toward herself as she moved from college professor to founder and president of Ideas on Fire. In the process, she discovered that building a life and a world beyond the academy means using your whole self.

Ideas on Fire’s 2017 Year in Review

Ideas on Fire’s 2017 Year in Review

2017 was an exciting year at Ideas on Fire. Learn about our 2017 accomplishments, including 4 new team members, 79 articles, 70 client projects, 27 podcast episodes, 23 webinars, and more!