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Dr. Jennifer Terry and IBPP editor Dr. Richard Bloom discuss constructs like ‘formations of sexuality’ and sexual orientation in the context of personnel security, especially within Cold War public discourse. As well, a discussion on war, militarism, and medical research. Worthy of further exploration in the context of security and intelligence activities and only briefly touched on is the academic area of the history of consciousness.

Guest Biography

Dr. Jennifer Terry is a professor of Women’s Studies/Gender & Sexuality Studies with affiliations in Anthropology and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Irvine. My scholarship is concentrated in feminist cultural studies; science and technology studies; comparative and historical formations of gender, race, and sexuality; critical approaches to modernity; state-sponsored violence and biomedicine; and American studies in transnational perspective. Her work has intersected with the area of sexuality, war, and security. Her many works include a book-Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America (Duke 2017), also an article-“’Momism’ and the Making of Treasonous Homosexuals” in Ladd-Taylor and Umansky, (Eds.)., Bad Mothers The Politics of Blame in Twentieth-Century America (1998), New York University Press, pp. 169-190.