Welcome new Book Reviews Editor, Seth Messinger!

Over the next few weeks, we will be putting into place a new editorial arrangement at Somatosphere, as part of which our longtime Book Reviews Editor, Todd Meyers, will be taking on the role of Associate Editor for the site.  Book reviews have been a central part of Somatosphere for the past five years – mainly thanks to the phenomenal job that Todd has done.

I’m very pleased to announce that Seth Messinger will be assuming the role of Book Reviews Editor. Seth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a researcher with the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He received his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in 2003, and from 2002 – 2004 held an NIMH funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. His research interests include the anthropology of biomedicine and psychiatry, trauma, memory, and history. Back in 2011 he wrote a piece for the site about his research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Welcome Seth!  And if you are a book author, publisher or publicist interested in suggesting a book to be reviewed on the site, or if you are interested in reviewing a book, please feel free to contact Seth Messinger directly at sethm AT umbc DOT edu

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