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Under the Skin

From an award-winning writer at the New York Times Magazine and a contributor to the 1619 Project comes a landmark book that tells the full story of racial health disparities in America, revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation.

About Me

About Me

Linda Villarosa is a journalist, an educator and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. She covers the intersection of health and medicine and social justice. She is a journalist in residence and professor at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY and teaches journalism, medicine and Black Studies at the City College of New York. Her book Under the Skin was published in June 2022.

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My Work

My Work

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Under the Skin Best of the Year

Under the Skin was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Publisher's Weekly and NPR -- and one of the 10 Best Books of 2022 by the New York Times. 

Watch the NY Times live-event announcement below​
(Under the Skin starts at 39:30) 

Under the Skin
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