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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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MA University of Maryland College Park
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Anthony Ryan Hatch

Anthony Ryan Hatch, Ph.D., is a sociologist and Associate Professor and Chair of the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University where is he is also affiliated faculty in the Department of African American Studies, the College of the Environment, and the Department of Sociology. Dr. Hatch is an expert in health systems, medical technology, and social inequalities. He recently appeared in the PBS documentary Blood Sugar Rising

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Hatch began his career in community-based public health research and education at Emory University, working on projects related to drug use, HIV/AIDS, and mental health. He received his AB in philosophy from Dartmouth College and both his MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park. He has held training fellowships from the American Sociological Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Science Foundation.

At Wesleyan, Dr. Hatch serves as the faculty coordinator for the Sustainability & Environmental Justice Pedagogical Initiative and Course Cluster and is involved with the Center for Prison Education and Creative Campus. He is the faculty advisor for the student-run Espwesso Cafe and proudly serves on the executive board of the Administrators and Faculty of Color Alliance

Recent publications:

Anthony Ryan Hatch. Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2019. 

Anthony Ryan Hatch. “Du Boisian Propaganda, Foucauldian Genealogy, and Antiracism in STS Research,” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 6 (2020): 58-65 (This article was solicited as part of a forum and not peer-reviewed).

Anthony Ryan Hatch, Sonya Sternlieb, and Julia Gordon. “Sugar Ecologies and their Metabolic and Racial Effects,” Food, Culture, and Society Special Issue, 2019. 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, 2020).

* 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, 2019).

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, 2019). 

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, 2019).


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Fall 2020
SISP 262 - 01
Cultural Studies of Health

Spring 2021
SISP 350 - 01
Sociology of Knowledge