Professor Alexandra Minna Stern works at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the history of eugenics and the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America. Her recent book publications are Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (2012), and Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right Is Warping the American Imagination (2019). In this conversation we start with the global ‘semantic landscape of eugenics’, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, continuing to the development of eugenic ideas in Latin America, such as those that manifested in public health interventions as part of nationalistic agendas in Mexico during the last century.
Sterilization and Social Justice Lab:
Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America:
Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/telling-genes
Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right Is Warping the American Imagination: