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Zoë Wool

Rice University

Zoë Wool is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. Her research is grounded in ethnographic fieldwork with war injured American soldiers and explores social, cultural, ethical, intimate, carnal, and clinical situations within which such special categories of life, death, and personhood accrue value or are debrided of it. Her first book After War: The Weight of Life at Walter Reed, was published by Duke University Press in 2015. In addition to ethnographic work, she has also explored visual imagery of American soldiers, including curating a series of images and essays, “Soldier Exposures and Technical Publics” for Public Books in 2013. In addition to her many scholarly publications, Wool is a contributor to the online forums and