LitHub: Reckoning with the History of Medical Racism

How Black women’s reproduction became integral to white supremacy, capitalism, and heteropatriarchy—and remains key to their dismantlingKaplan is the new Executive Director of American University’s Antiracism Research and Policy Center, a position previously held by Ibram Kendi. This recent book brings a literary and cultural analysis to the history of reproductive injustice, by juxtaposing historical literary texts with contemporary narratives. I am particularly intrigued by how novelists have contended with this racialized and gendered history.

Full reading list, compiled by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, at Literary Hub. 

University of Minnesota Press Podcast


Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.


Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.


Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.