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About Ingrid Walker

Ingrid Walker is Associate Professor of American Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her scholarship examines the politics of popular culture in American life. Most recently, Walker has studied conflicted U.S. cultural discourses about drugs, from the cultural authority of criminalization and medicalization to the effects of silencing users and the complexities of psychoactive pleasure. Her book High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users will be available from the University of Washington Press in the fall of 2017. See her TEDx talk: Drugs and Desire:


Present Associate Professor, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

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