Joanna Radin

Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine, of Anthropology and of History

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchAnthropology & CultureHistory of Medicine

Research Interests

History of biology, medicine, and anthropology since 1945; Scientific expeditions; Biomedical ethics, human subjects research, collections, and laboratories; History of global health; Biomedical technology


  • B.S., Cornell University, 2002
  • M.S., Cornell University, 2004
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Joanna Radin. (forthcoming) “Planning for the Past: Cryopreservation and the Endangerment Sensibility at the Farm, Zoo, and Museum” in Fernando Vidal and Nelia Das (eds), Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture. Routledge.
  • Joanna Radin.(forthcoming) “Planned Hindsight: Banking Frozen Life at the Zoo and Natural History Museum”, Journal of Cultural Economy
  • Joanna Radin. (2014) “Collecting Human Subjects,” Curator 57(2).


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