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Science + Literature: Investigating Disease and Access
American Museum of Natural History
Wednesday 27 Jul 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Join Daisy Hernández, author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease, and Curator Jessica L. Ware of the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology for a conversation about the personal and political aspects of scientific research and access.
Part investigative science journalism, part memoir, The Kissing Bug follows Hernández’s journey to better understand Chagas, an infectious disease that disproportionately affects the Latinx community. The Kissing Bug is an inaugural selected title of the National Book Foundation’s new Science + Literature program, which celebrates work that deepens readers’ understanding of science and technology, and the diversity of voices in scientific writing.
This program is presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.