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Blood, Disability, and the Meanings of Japanese American Citizenship in World War II

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
01h: 08m:25s | 1206 views

In a special club-hour talk designed for students and faculty, Dr. Sarah Chinn will discuss the historical intersections of legal, medical, and racial discourses in the United States. Join us at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center for this open forum.

Sarah Chinn received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her work primarily explores questions of race, sexuality, and gender in U.S. literature and culture, particularly in the 19th century. She is the author of two books, Technology and the Logic of American Racism: A Cultural History of the Body as Evidence and Inventing Modern Adolescence: The Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-Century America. She has published numerous scholarly articles on 19th century US literature, gender and sexuality, and disability studies. She's currently working on two book-length manuscripts: one on representations of masculinity on the early American stage, and the other on amputation as a trope for national and personal loss in the Civil War.