Wesleyan portrait of Anthony Ryan Hatch

Anthony Ryan Hatch

Associate Professor of Science in Society

Allbritton Center, 214
860-685-3991

Associate Professor, African American Studies

Allbritton Center,

Associate Professor, College of the Environment

Associate Professor, Sociology

Allbritton Center,

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program

ahatch@wesleyan.edu

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AB Dartmouth College
MA University of Maryland College Park
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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 delivered a 2018 Tedx talk "How Social Institutions Get Hooked on Drugs." Blood Sugar critiques the use of race in metabolic syndrome research and engages people who seek to understand how racial inequality shapes health and the production of medical knowledge. Hatch's research is featured in "Health Care and Racism: A Toxic Mix," RisingUpWithSonali.com, Information is the Best Medicine, and The Scientist Magazine. You can read an excerpt from Blood Sugar in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. 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. Recent articles include "New Technologies of Resistance: Racial Power and Protest in the United States," "Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race," "Soldier, Elder, Prisoner, Ward: Psychotropics in the Era of Transinstitutionalization". You can watch his talk On Serving Others: Labor and Justice in the New Gilded Age and read his Faculty Reflection at Wesleyan's 2017 Senior Voices. Dr. Hatch's new book Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America, which critiques the use of psychotropic drugs in prisons and other confinement settings, will be published in Spring 2019 by the University of Minnesota Press. 

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Office Hours

Fall 2018: Mondays 3-4:30 and by appointment

Courses

Fall 2018
SISP 215 - 01
Metabolism and Technoscience

SISP 262 - 01
Cultural Studies of Health