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Sagaree Jain

Sagaree Jain

Sagaree Jain is a poet, writer, educator, and visual artist from the Silicon Valley. Their work has been published or featured in The Aerogram, The Margins, The Offing, and The New York Times, and they read poetry and fiction for The Offing. Sagaree is fascinated by South Asia, scientific racism, reproductive justice, queer health, decolonization, migration, surveillance, on and on. They live in Oakland and tweet at @sagareejain.

Photograph showing Waldemar Mordecai Wolffe Haffkine (1860-1930), Bacteriologist with the Government of India, inoculating a community against cholera in Calcutta, March 1894.

Anti-Asian Racism in the 1817 Cholera Pandemic

We should learn from, instead of repeating, the racist assignations of the past.