Citizenship, Race, and Disease

July 28, 2023

Asian American Research Center Graduate Student Joshua Acosta is the author of an essay for Nursing Clio, a venue for histories of medicine, race, and gender. "Anacleto Palabay in the Metropole: Public Health, Migration, and Deportation in the Case of a Filipino Leprosy Patient" focuses on one patient in 1911 to show "how race, immigration, and disease were imbricated in the politics of care." Palabay was a Filipino domestic worker in the U.S. military in Washington, D.C. when he was diagnosed with leprosy and subsequently deported.