Steven W. Thrasher

Steven W. Thrasher in front of lion photo.
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About the Author

STEVEN W. THRASHER, PhD holds the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair at Northwestern University's Medill School, the first journalism professorship in the world created to focus on LGBTQ research. He is also a faculty member of Northwestern’s Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. His writing has been widely published by The New York Times, Guardian, Nation, Journal of American History, Esquire, BuzzFeed News and Scientific American. A recipient of grants from the Ford and Sloan foundations, Dr. Thrasher was named one of the 100 most influential and impactful people of 2019 by Out magazine. He holds a PhD in American Studies and divides his time between Chicago and New York. The Viral Underclass is his first book.

Books by Steven W. Thrasher

Book cover of 'the viral underclass: the human toll when inequality and disease collide' by steven w. thrasher, featuring a striking red virus symbol with a human silhouette, emphasizing the intersection of societal issues and health.
BY Steven W. Thrasher
From preeminent LGBTQ scholar, social critic, and journalist Steven W. Thrasher comes a powerful and crucial exploration of one of the most pressing issues of our times: how viruses expose the fault lines of society.
Two compact discs (CDs) with shiny, reflective surfaces are overlapping each other on a white background. The discs display a spectrum of colors due to the light reflection, creating a rainbow-like effect.

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