“A Manual for Disaster: Health, Ecology and Survival in the Chernobyl Zone”
Kate Brown is a Professor of History at UMBC. She is the author of two multiple prize-winning books: A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Harvard 2004) and Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford 2013). Plutopia won the the 2014 George Perkins Marsh Prize, the 2014 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, the 2014 Heldt Prize, the Wayne S. Vucinich 2014 Book Prize, the 2014 Robert G. Athearn Prize, the 2014 Albert J. Beveridge Award, and the 2015 John H. Dunning Prize. To read more about Kate Brown’s book Plutopia, see www.plutopia.net. Brown’s most recent book is a collection of essays, Dispatches from Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten (Chicago 2015), which explores place and the construction of space as a springboard for histories of communities and territories which have been silenced or destroyed.