I'll be presenting a book talk on Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha online on October 19 (US), as part of the East Asia by the Book! series hosted by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.
My good friend and former colleague Dr. Hiroko Takahashi will be Discussant. We are really honored to have the event hosted by the esteemed Dr. Norma Fields.
I'll give a presentation outlining the major arguments and findings of the book. These include: how our medical models of harm from radiation have historically excluded harm from radioactive fallout particles; how the history of nuclear weapon testing, nuclear fuel production and nuclear accidents have exposed millions to radioactive fallout globally; how the entry of these fallout particles into our ecosystem presents a long-term and migrating risk; how nations have selected the populations downwind from their nuclear test sites using colonial biases; and how the spent nuclear fuel from our production of plutonium and electricity will extend this risk into deep time, affecting thousands of generations of our descendants and non-human species.
There will be plenty of time for questions and answer and dialogue at the end.
Join us! It's free!
More information and registration to get the Zoom details can be found here.