Applying a southern solvent

February 2006

Warwick Anderson and Fore people, Okapa, Papua New Guinea, 2003 (photo by Thomas Strong).

Our current issue on eugenics (vol.23  supl.1) features an interview with Warwick Anderson – a  leading historian of science and race from Australia – given to Marcos Cueto (Science editor of HCSM) and Ricardo Ventura Santos (Researcher at Fiocruz and member of the scientific editorial council of HCSM).

Although primarily a historian of science and medicine, Anderson has a strong connection with medical anthropology.

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

He has published several books, among them The Collectors of Lost Souls, that traces the story of kuru, a fatal brain disease that affected people in the isolated highlands of colonial New Guinea during the 1940s and 1950s.

In this interview, Warwick Anderson talks about his training, positions he held at US universities, his books, and his research at the University of Sydney. He also discusses his current concern with the construction of networks of racial studies in the global south during the twentieth century.

Read the full interview:

Anderson, Warwick, Cueto, Marcos and Santos, Ricardo Ventura. Applying a southern solvent: an interview with Warwick Anderson. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Dec 2016, vol.23, suppl.1, p.213-226. ISSN 0104-5970.

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