May 28, 2017

Worse Than Tuskegee (Slate)

Subramanian Publishes in Slate

Sushma Subramanian’s story “Worse Than Tuskegee” has recently been published as a cover story in Slate. The story is about a study that remained hidden until fairly recently, involving American researchers in the 1940s infecting unknowing Guatemalans with syphilis to test prophylactic measures. Unfortunately, many of the subjects were not treated, and they’ve passed on the disease and its many devastating symptoms to their children and grandchildren, and cannot afford treatment.

Sushma Subramanian is a journalist and an assistant professor in the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/cover_story/2017/02/guatemala_syphilis_experiments_worse_than_tuskegee.html

Subramanian Publishes Story in Men’s Health Magazine

Sushma Subramanian, Assistant Professor of English and the primary journalist in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, has published a story, “Unlock the Gut-Shrinking Secrets of Gastrophysics: How one meal can change everything you think you know about eating—and overeating,” in the March issue of Men’s Health, on stands now. The story profiles a pop-up restaurant in London called Kitchen Theory, which has built its menu around the scientific discoveries of a University of Oxford researcher named Charles Spence who studies how the senses interact while eating.

Subramanian’s Essay Published in Discover Magazine

Sushma Subramanian, assistant professor of English specializing in journalism, has had her essay “The Secret of Cashmere’s Luxurious Appeal” published in the July/August issue of Discover Magazine, currently out on newsstands. The essay explores the mysterious nature of tactile pleasure and how to measure it, a challenge for marketers of products ranging from bedsheets to toilet paper.

Deborah Jian Lee Discusses Book, “Rescuing Jesus”

Deborah Jian Lee will hold a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 in Combs 139 about her new book, “Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism.”

After years as a follower of evangelicalism, she left the church because she was frustrated by its conservative politics. But over the years, she came to realize that evangelical culture and politics is changing, and changing fast. Her book explores how generational changes and the shifting racial make-up of evangelicals are transforming the movement and pushing it in a more progressive direction. A young and diverse array of people on this leading edge of progressive evangelicalism—LGBTQ and straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic and indigenous—are working to wrest political power away from conservatives.

Subramanian Publishes Article in Women’s Heath

Sushma Subramanian, journalist and assistant professor of English, recently published “A Shock to the Senses” in the October issue of Women’s Health. The article explores how we can can protect our senses in light of constant media overstimulation.