Victoria Pitts-Taylor is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is also the Director and Coordinator of Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center. She is author of In the Flesh: the Cultural Politics of Body Modification (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2007), and editor of The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body (Greenwood Press, 2008). Among other articles, she recently published “The Plastic Brain: Neoliberalism and the Neuronal Self” in the journal Health. She is co-editor of the journal Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ).


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