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Anthony Ryan Hatch

Associate Professor of Science in Society

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Chair, Science in Society

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Associate Professor, African American Studies

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Associate Professor, College of the Environment

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Associate Professor, Sociology

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Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

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Coordinator, Sustainability and Environmental Justice

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AB Dartmouth College
MA University of Maryland College Park
PHD University of Maryland College Park

Anthony Ryan Hatch

An expert in health care, medicine, science, technology, culture, power, and social inequality, Dr. Hatch is author of Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America and Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America and delivered a 2018 Tedx talk "How Social Institutions Get Hooked on Drugs."  Dr. Hatch's research has been featured in the Wesleyan Magazine's "Health Care and Racism: A Toxic Mix," RisingUpWithSonali.com, Information is the Best Medicine, and The Scientist Magazine. Dr. Hatch is also the co-creator of Black Phoenix Rising: Death and Resurrection of Black Lives, a multimedia digital scholarship and cultural arts project that explores the aesthetic contours of antiracist scholarship and resistance. You can watch his Wesleyan Thinks Big talk On Serving Others: Labor and Justice in the New Gilded Age and read his Faculty Reflection at Wesleyan's 2017 Senior Voices. 

Recent publications:

Anthony Ryan Hatch, Sonya Sternlieb, and Julia Gordon. “Sugar Ecologies and their Metabolic and Racial Effects,” Food, Culture, and Society Special Issue. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2019.1638123

* Anthony Ryan Hatch, Julia Gordon, and Sonya Sternlieb. “The Artificial Pancreas in Cyborg Bodies,” pp. in The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Body and Embodiment, eds. Natalie Boreo and Katherine Mason. (New York: Oxford University Press).

* Anthony Ryan Hatch and Deja Knight. “Food Sovereignty and Wellness in Urban African American Communities,” pp. 271-287 in Well-Being as a Multi-Dimensional Concept: Understanding Connections between Culture, Community, and Health, ed. Janet Page-Reeves. (Lanham: Lexington Books).

Anthony Ryan Hatch. “Billions Served: Prison Food Regimes, Nutritional Punishment, and Gastronomical Resistance,” pp. 67-84 in Captivating Technology: Race, Technoscience, and the Carceral Imagination, ed. Ruha Benjamin (Durham: Duke University Press). 

Anthony Ryan Hatch. “­­Against Diabetic Numerology in a Black Body, or Why I Cannot Live by the Numbers,” pp. 231-234 in Body Battlegrounds: Transgressions, Tensions, and Transformations. Chris Bobel and Samantha Kwan eds. (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press).


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Spring 2020
ENVS 392 - 02
Senior Colloquium: Envr. Stud.

SISP 215 - 01
Metabolism and Technoscience

SISP 215O - 01
Metabolism and Technoscience

Fall 2020
SISP 262 - 01
Cultural Studies of Health