NEH banner

Funded Projects Query Form
One match

Grant number like: FA-55540-10

Query elapsed time: 0.016 sec

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Sarah Lochlann Jain
Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)

Fellowships for University Teachers
Research Programs

[Grant products]

$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011

Cancer Cultures in the United States

Cancer, a central social and political trauma in the United States, remains under-researched and under-theorized. This is in large part because cancer has traditionally been seen as the domain of the sciences and medicine, and not a subject of inquiry for the humanities. Yet the set of diseases that come under the heading "cancer" has proliferated cultural forms since its emergence from the closet in the 1970s. Based on literature analysis and five years of fieldwork with survivors and oncologists, my book aims to understand these cancer cultures in relation to both the history of the medical treatment of cancer and broader issues of medical cultures in the United States. NEH funding would enable me to write the book.