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Nic John Ramos

Drexel University

Nic John Ramos (@NicJohnRamos) is an Assistant Professor of History at Drexel University. He brings together discourses of feminist, queer, and disability studies with political economy, Black studies, and Latinx studies to investigate the history of King-Drew Medical Center, an iconic public hospital built in Los Angeles after the 1965 Watts Uprising. His current book manuscript project, tentatively titled “Policing Health: Making Race, Sexuality, and Poverty Productive in Global Los Angeles, 1965-1986,” demonstrates, however, that local city and medical authorities became complicit in building of new “non-medical” institutions such as a modern skid row, expanded prisons, and enlarged police forces to accommodate Los Angeles’ changing global landscape.

Areas of Expertise: History of Policing, History of Medicine, LGBT History, African American History, and Urban History