February 16, 2011
Sonia Shah, author of Crude, is set to deliver an address at Carleton College on Friday, February 18th. Read more about her work below:
Shah has explored issues of inequality and access to medical science in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Orion, Playboy, and a variety of other newspapers and magazines, in addition to being featured on the BBC, Australia’s Radio National, and American current affairs shows.
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years is only the latest of the many books and articles Shah has written on the interactions of science and policy in an unequal world. Her exposé of the drug industry, The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patients (New Press: 2006), was described as “a tautly argued study… meticulously researched and packed with documentary evidence” by Publisher’s Weekly, while her book Crude: the Story of Oil (Seven Stories Press: 2004) was praised as “brilliant… beautifully written” by The Guardian, and described by The Nation as “required reading.” She is also the editor of a collection entitled Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire (South End Press: 1997).