Research

My current and full CV is available here.

Publications

Books, edited collections, and journal issues

Screening Madness, 1933–2020. Under advance contract, Duke University Press.

Teaching Health Humanities. Co-editors Olivia Banner, Nathan Carlin, and Thomas Cole. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Communicative Biocapitalism: The Voice of the Patient in Digital Health and the Health Humanities. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2017.

Special issue on science and animation. Co-editors Olivia Banner and Kirsten Ostherr. Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 37, no. 3 (Fall 2015).

Articles and book chapters

“Black Sites in the Matrix: Digital Psychiatric Power and Racialized Technologies.” Routledge Handbook of Health and Media, eds. Les Friedman and Tess Jones. Routledge, NY: in press.

Ilona Kickbusch, Dario Piselli, Anurag Agarwal, Ron Balicer, Olivia Banner, Michael Adelhardt, Emanuele Capobianco, Christopher Fabian, Amandeep Singh Gill, Deborah Lupton, Rohinton Medhora, Njide Ndili, Andrez Rys, Nanjira Sambuli, Dykki Settle, Soumya Swaminathan, Jeanette Vega Morales, Miranda Wolpert, Brian Li Han Wong. “Governing Health Futures 2030: Growing Up in a Digital World.” Lancet 398, n. 10312 (November 2021): 1727–76.

“Digital Life and Health Humanities.” In The Routledge Handbook of the Health Humanities, ed. Paul Crawford, Andrea Charise, and Brian Brown. London: Routledge, under contract.

“Technopsyence and Afro-Surrealism’s Cripistemologies,’” special issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience on “Crip Technoscience,” ed. Kelly Fritsch, Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills, and David Serlin. Forthcoming March 2019.

“Introduction: For Impossible Demands.” In Teaching Health Humanities, ed. Olivia Banner, Nathan Carlin, and Thomas Cole, 1–18. Oxford University Press, forthcoming Spring 2019.

“Disability Studies, Big Data, and Algorithmic Culture.” In Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability: Looking towards the Future, ed. Mike Kent, Kate Ellis, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. Routledge, forthcoming.

“Immunizing the Social Network: Neoliberal Public Health and the ‘Troubled Teen’ in Digital Media.” Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory, ed. Kari Nixon and Lorenzo Servitje, 95–120. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Structural Racism and Practices of Reading in the Medical Humanities.” Literature and Medicine 34, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 25–52.

“`Design in Motion’: Introducing Science/Animation.” Co-authored with Kirsten Ostherr. Discourse 37, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 175–92.

“`Treat Us Right!’: Digital Publics, Emerging Biosocialities, and the Female Complaint.” In Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online, ed. Julie Rak and Anna Poletti, 198–216. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.

“The Postracial Imagination: Gattaca’s Imperfect Science.” Special issue on “Life,” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 32, no. 3 (Spring 2011): 221–41.

“‘Sing now, O Muse, of the recessive mutation’: Interrogating the Genetic Discourse of Sex Variation with Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 35, no. 4 (2010): 844­–67.

“‘They’re literally shit’: The Work of Masculinity in an Age of Waste Recycling.” Special issue on “Waste,” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 10­­-11 (Spring–Fall 2009): 74–90.

Work in progress

Hannah Zeavin and Olivia Banner. Special issue on Media Histories of Care. Feminist Media Histories.

Crip Surveillance. Book manuscript in progress.

“Digital Health and Capitalism,” Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Health and Health Care, eds. David Primrose, Robin Chang, and Rodney Loeppky.

Olivia Banner and Kathryn Whitlock. “Dismediating the Capitalocene: Insect Pandemics and Global Environmental Justice.” Abstract submitted to Planetary Health Humanities, ed. Heather Meek and Heiki Härting.

Book reviews

Review of Hannah Zeavin, The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2021), Journal of History of Behavioral Sciences, in press.

Review of Stacy Alaimo and Susan Hekman, eds., Material Feminisms (Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2008), and Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke, Bits of Life: Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008), Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 34, 3 (Spring 2009): 713–17.

Other writings

Nanjira Sambuli and Olivia Banner. “A Proposal for Equitable Health Futures in a Digital Age,” Medicus Mundi Switzerland no. 157 (March 2021). Available online at https://www.medicusmundi.ch/en/advocacy/publications/mms-bulletin/digital-health-a-new-era-of-global-health/.

“Automating Fantasies, Past and Present,” Media Commons Field Guide on digital humanities and health, January/February 2018. Available online at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/question/can-digital-humanities-change-way-we-study-health-and-practice-medicine-how-do-digital-reco

SP&CE Media. “Campus Carry Doorbell Wreaths.” In Disobedient Electronics, ed. Garnet Hertz, 41–42. Available online at http://www.disobedientelectronics.com/resources/Hertz-Disobedient-Electronics-Protest- 201801081332c.pdf 

Contributor and editor, Wikipedia. Along with students who took EMAC 3328 in Spring 2016 (Alejandro Hernandez Silva, Andrew Vrana, Whitney Worrell, and Matthew Zimmer), I edited “Disability,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability. (Please note that the page is collaboratively, anonymously edited by anyone, and thus it may have changed dramatically since our class last edited it.) 

 

 

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