Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
11th Floor, Thompson Library
The Department of African American and African Studies presents
2017 Distinguished Lecture
"The Social Life of DNA: Race and Reconciliation after the Genome"
Dr. Alondra Nelson
Dr. Alondra Nelson is the professor of sociology and gender studies and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University, and was recently appointed president of the SSRC. Dr. Nelson, an interdisciplinary social scientist, her lectures, books, and articles explore the intersections of science, medicine, and social inequality. Her books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History, and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, which won the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award from the Eastern Sociological Society, the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association (Section on Race, Gender and Class) and was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award.
Co-sponsors: Human Rights In Transit Discovery Theme Project, The Ohio State University Libraries, and The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.