Book Reviews

Book Review: In Mediation with Difficult Kin: Bishnupriya Ghosh’s The Virus Touch

Book Review: In Mediation with Difficult Kin: Bishnupriya Ghosh’s The Virus Touch


The Virus Touch: Theorizing Epidemic Media, by Bishnupriya Ghosh (Duke University Press, 2023) In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and with various forecasts predicting likelihoods of a similar event in the near future, one cannot help but ask: in the Anthropocene, are we doomed to relentlessly prepare for and react to emerging viral threats? […]
Book Review: Janelle Lamoreaux’s Infertile Environments

Book Review: Janelle Lamoreaux’s Infertile Environments


Infertile Environments: Epigenetic Toxicology and the Reproductive Health of Chinese Men, by Janelle Lamoreaux (Duke University Press, 2023). The World Health Organization recently called to center women, pregnant people, and children in addressing climate change (WHO 2023). The report emphasizes potential long-term and intergenerational effects of climate related exposures, such as extreme temperatures, displacement, and […]