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At the Intersections of Race, Poverty, Gender, and Science: A Museum Mortuary for Twentieth Century Fetuses and Infants was published by Springer in January 2018. The co-authored chapter features Maggie Butler's H&S Summer Scholars research on the John Hopkins Fetal Collection, housed at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The article focuses on the biopolitics of the "museum mortuary" - the postmortem context for those who have been dissected, macerated, and collected. Specifically, the piece addresses the acquisition, commodification, and subsequent collection of fetal and infant remains by the United States historical medical system as a form of structural violence. Women of Color and impoverished women were often denied agentive decisions regarding terminated pregnancies, miscarriages, and deceased offspring. The edited volume, Bioarchaeological Analyses and Bodies: New Ways of Knowing Anatomical and Archaeological Skeletal Collections, also features chapters by an alum and an Adjunct Professor from Ithaca College's Department of Anthropology.

Adam Zimmer '13 PhD candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

More Than the Sum Total of Their Parts: Restoring Identity by Recombining a Skeletal Collection with Its Texts

Aja Lans, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University

Adjunct Professor, Anthropology, Ithaca College, Fall 2017

"Whatever Was Once Associated with him, Continues to Bear his Stamp": Articulating and Dissecting George S. Huntington and His Anatomical Collection

Maggie Butler is currently a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University.

 

 

Maggie Butler '17 and Jennifer Muller (Anthropology) publish H&S Summer Scholars Research! | 0 Comments |
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