Joanna Radin, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

History of Medicine

Faculty Research

Global Health Studies: Anthropology & Culture

Office of Cooperative Research


Joanna Radin received her PhD in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines the social and technical conditions of possibility for the systems of biomedicine and biotechnology that we live with today. She has particular interests in global histories of biology, ecology, medicine, and anthropology since 1945; history and anthropology of life and death; biomedical technology and computing; feminist, indigenous, and queer STS; and science fiction

Education & Training

PhD University of Pennsylvania (2012)
MS University of Pennsylvania (2007)
MS Cornell University, Communication (2004)
BS Cornell University, Communication (2002)

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Joanna Radin, PhD