Seminar Series: A Metabolic Ethics for Metabolism Cage Research with Anthony Ryan Hatch, PhD

Monday, Apr 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bloomberg School of Public Health Feinstone Hall
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD

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Dr. Hatch will sketch the outlines of a metabolic ethics for metabolism cage research, drawing on an ongoing archival research project that analyzes the 200-year design history of metabolism cages and a collaborative and creative project that reimagines the metabolism cage as a menagerie and dollhouse. As metabolic dominance is waged on entire populations and ecosystems, a metabolic ethics is needed that accounts for a complex theorization of multispecies embodiment, the epistemic effects of incarceration on organisms, and the transformations across the political economies of food, drugs, and toxins.

Anthony Ryan Hatch, Ph.D., is the William Allan Neilson Professor at Smith College (visiting for spring 2023) and is Professor of Science in Society 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. He is the author of Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America (Minnesota, 2019) and Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America (Minnesota, 2016). He appeared in the PBS documentary Blood Sugar Rising and lectures widely on health systems, medical technology, and social inequalities. He is a co-lead in the Sydney Center for Healthy Societies, a member of the Health and Social Equity Collective at King’s College London and is a fellow in The Hastings Center. Dr. Hatch received the 2022 Robin W. Williams Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Eastern Sociological Society. He earned his A.B. in Philosophy from Dartmouth College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park.