Joseph Masco

Bioinsecurity and VulnerabilitySAR Press PublicationBioinsecurity and Vulnerability

“Biosecurity” has ballooned into an increasingly mundane aspect of human experience, serving as a catchall for the detection, surveillance, containment, and deflection of everything from epidemics and natural disasters to resource scarcities and political insurgencies.

The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New MexicoJ. I. Staley PrizeThe Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New MexicoJoseph Masco explores our national amnesia about the dawn of the nuclear age and its institutionalization. Situated in Los Alamos, NM, his ethnography portrays five communities that have not forgotten—Puebloan, Nuevomexicano, and Anglo residents, as well as nuclear scientists and anti-nuclear activists.
2011, October 9–13
Biosecurity and VulnerabilityAdvanced SeminarBiosecurity and Vulnerability“Biosecurity” highlights the urgency with which nations police citizenry, transient populations, and border zones. This seminar convened to examine historical antecedents and the moral and material dimensions of biosecurity measures as experienced by individuals.
National Endowment for the Humanities Resident ScholarThe Nuclear Public Sphere: An Anthropology of U.S. National Security Discourse

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