Chemical Heroes – Pharmacological Supersoldiers in the US Military
A Book Talk with Andrew Bickford
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
12 PM ET – In-Person Event
Arrupe Hall – Multipurpose Room, Georgetown University Main Campus
Open to Georgetown Community Only
Due to COVID, this event is only open to the Georgetown Community (students, faculty, and staff), you may not attend the event otherwise. Mandatory RSVP.
Presented by the Gender+ Justice Initiative, DC Public Library, Anthropology Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Moderated by Sarah Wagner, Professor of Anthropology, George Washington University
Chemical Heroes Named a 2021 CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title
Join us in welcoming Professor Andrew Bickford for a conversation on his book Chemical Heroes –Pharmacological Supersoldiers in the US Military (Duke University Press, 2021). Bickford analyzes the US military’s attempts to design performance enhancement technologies and create pharmacological “supersoldiers” capable of becoming ever more lethal while withstanding various forms of extreme trauma.
This event is only open to the Georgetown Community (students, faculty, and staff), you may not attend the event otherwise.
About the author:
Andrew Bickford is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Georgetown University, author of Fallen Elites: The Military Other in Post-Unification Germany, and co-author of The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual, or Notes on Demilitarizing American Society.
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