University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Coleman Nye

Coleman Nye is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is co-author (with Sherine Hamdy) of the ethno-graphic novel "Lissa: A Story of Friendship, Medical Promise, and Revolution." Her current book project, "Speculative Science: Gender, Genetics, and the Futures of Life," examines the performative dimensions of breast and ovarian cancer genetics in the contemporary United States. She holds a PhD in theatre and performance studies and an MA in anthropology from Brown University. She teaches and researches on a range of topics related to technoscience, art and culture and has a background in theatre and performance.

Nye's appearance at the Tucson Festival of Books is sponsored by the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
University of Toronto Press
November 2017
ISBN 9781487593476
304 pages
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