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Johns Hopkins University
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Eugenics, race, African American history, medicine, biology, psychiatry, public health, scientific racism
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About Me

Ayah Nuriddin is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and a graduate fellow in the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine. She holds a Masters in History and Masters of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation analyzes African American engagement with eugenics, hereditarian thought, and racial science as part of a broader strategy of racial improvement and black liberation.

Recent Publications

Remembering the Mothers of Gynecology: Deirdre Cooper Owens’ Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

The Black Politics of Eugenics

Working for the Race: Black Scholars, Invisible Labor, and the Baggage of Creating Space

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Medicine, Race, Science