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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Some things we are planning

In the forthcoming 2022 issue of the Journal of Transnational American Studies:

Special Forum on the Molecular Intimacies of Empire
Edited by Hsuan L. Hsu and David V

Introduction: The Molecular Intimacies of Empire”
Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis, and David J. Vázquez, American University

“The Making of the American Calorie and the Metabolic Metrics of Empire,” Athia N. Choudhury, Duke University

“Consider the Coconut: Scientific Agriculture and the Racialization of Risk in the American Colonial Philippines,” Theresa Ventura, Concordia University

“Birdseye’s Frosted Possession: Processing, Storing, and Transmitting the Gift of Inuit Thermocultural Knowledge,” Marcel Brousseau

“From Radiation Effects to Consanguineous Marriages: American Geneticists and Colonial Science in the Atomic Age,” Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci

“Viruses, Vaccines, and the Erotics of Risk in Latinx HIV Stories and Covid-19,” Suzanne Bost, Loyola University Chicago

“TGI Fridays in Kandahar: Fast Food, Military Contracting, and Intimacies of Force in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars,” Zaynab Quadri, The George Washington University

“Visions of Consent: Nunavummiut Against the Exploitation of ‘Resource Frontiers,’” Amber Hickey

“Affective Chemistries of Care: Slow Activism and the Limits of the Molecular in Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous,” Rachel Lee, University of California, Los Angeles

“The Materials of Art and the Legacies of Colonization: A Conversation with Beatrice Glow and Sandy Rodriguez,” Hsuan L. Hsu and David J. Vázquez

Special Forums in the works include

Teaching and Theorizing Transnational American Studies Around the Globe, edited by Yuan Shu and Selina Lai-Henderson

Diagnosing Migrant Experience: Medical Humanities and Transnational American Studies, edited by Mita Banerjee and Davina Höll