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Webinar Discussion of Nuclear Bodies Bo Jacobs in conversation with Kumar Sundaram and Dennis Riches

My new book, Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha will be released by Yale University Press next month. In anticipation of the release, I will be joining Kumar Sundaram and Dennis Riches for a conversation about the book, and a question and answer session with all who attend. The event will take place at noon on February 23rd (Japan time), additional times listed below. You can visit this page to learn more. Times:February 23: 12:00 JSTFebruary 23: 04:00 GMTFebruary 22: 22:00 US ESTFebruary 22:

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The Global Hibakusha and Post-Cold War Nuclear Humanities

I was honored to give a lecture to faculty and students at University of Gour Banga in West Bengal, India on 5 July 2021, via Zoom. The lecture was part of the Parley 2021 series hosted by the Department of English. My talk was titled: "The Global Hibakusha and Post-Cold War Nuclear Humanities." It explored the ways that nuclear humanities were practiced during the Cold War, and how it changed and evolved after the Cold War period. I discussed my work on global hibakusha issues as an example of

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Nuclear Colonialism: Selecting the Irradiated (online lecture)

I will be presenting a lecture online on October 28 (US) / October 29 (Japan & Europe) that you can join via Zoom. The lecture will be hosted by Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where I am teaching an online course, "Radioactive Waste and Wasted Bodies: The Colonial and Racial Legacies of the Nuclear World." The online lecture is titled, "Nuclear Colonialism: Selecting the Irradiated." Here is the abstract:"There have been over 2,000 nuclear weapon tests since 1945. These tests have

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The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be Toppled

Along with Ran Zwigenberg, I published this article on Counterpunch on August 6, 2020. The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be ToppledIn August 1945, the United States attacked two cities in Japan with nuclear weapons in the last days of World War Two. The US used weapons of mass destruction against a primarily civilian population, instantly killing over 100,000 human beings, with tens of thousands of wounded and irradiated people who would die in the subsequent months and

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