Prof. Rana Hogarth

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Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My first book, Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), examines how white physicians defined blackness as a medically significant marker of difference in slave societies of the American Atlantic.
I am at work on my second book, which examines how myths about mixed-race people that emerged from slave societies in the Southern United States and the Caribbean informed eugenic era discourse.