Joanna Radin


Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood (University of Chicago Press, 2017), my first book, is a history of the biobank that focuses on efforts to collect and freeze blood from members of indigenous communities as a resource for the future of biomedicine.

A related co-edited volume, with Emma Kowal, Cryopolitics: Frozen Life in a Melting World (MIT University Press, 2017) examines how the emergence of practices of freezing in realms of food production to endangered species conservation challenges efforts to control life and death.

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