Virtual Book Celebration of Adria Imada's Archive of Skin, Archive of Kin

Adria Imada Announcement
California, United States
Subject Fields
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies, Public Health, Race / Ethnic Studies

Virtual Book Celebration of Adria Imadaʻs Archive of Skin, Archive of Kin

Wednesday, April 27, 4:00 - 5:00 PM PST (7:00 PM EST; 1:00 PM Hawaiʻi)

Zoom pre-registration:

The Center for Medical Humanities at University of California, Irvine hosts a virtual celebration of Dr. Adria L. Imada’s new book, An Archive of Skin, An Archive of Kin: Disability and Life-Making during Medical Incarceration (University of California Press, 2022).
We are delighted to convene a convivial gathering with door prizes and reflections by a team of feminist scholars. Dr. Eleana J. Kim (Anthropology, University of California Irvine), Kaʻohulani McGuire (Kalaupapa National Historical Park), and Dr. Kim Nielsen (University of Toledo) each will contribute short commentary on this innovative book.
Praised as a “deeply moving” and “field-making” contribution to the history of disability and medicine, An Archive of Skin offers an unprecedented view of the visual culture of Hansen’s disease and kinship in Hawai‘i during the longest medical quarantine in modern history.
Live captioning will be available.

[Pale blue cover with title, An Archive of Skin, An Archive of Kin: Disability and Life-Making During Medical Incarceration. Author Adria L. Imada. The photograph is of a Native Hawaiian man, Naihe Pukai, wearing dark suit, white shirt, and flower in lapel. He stands outside house, looking off to left. He holds onto wooden chair with right hand. A white dog, at center of photo, sits upright in chair, looking directly at camera. Kalaupapa, Molokai settlement, ca. 1910. ]








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Adria L. ImadaProfessor, Department of History
University of California, 


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