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Hannah Landecker: Metabolic Objects

Metabolic Objects

Hannah Landecker

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 | 6.30pm

The James Gallery @ The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York 10016

Free and open to the public

When, in epigenetics, we consider objects on a molecular level, what becomes of the distinction between an organism and its milieu, between cells and their environment, or in short, between objects and other objects?

Join Hannah Landecker, Associate Professor of Sociology at UCLA, for a discussion with Patricia Clough about the sanctity of both the cell and the human subject. Landecker’s work focuses on the social and historical study of biotechnology and life science, from 1900 to now. She is the author of Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies and is currently working on a book called “American Metabolism,” which looks at transformations to the metabolic sciences wrought by the rise of epigenetics, microbiomics, cell signaling and hormone biology.

Hannah Landecker is an Associate Professor of Sociology at UCLA.  Her work focuses on the social and historical study of biotechnology and life science, from 1900 to now. She is the author of Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies and is currently working on a book called “American Metabolism,” which looks at transformations to the metabolic sciences wrought by the rise of epigenetics, microbiomics, cell signaling and hormone biology.

Co-sponsored by CUNY Committee for Humanities and The Life of Things seminar


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