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“Race, Health, and Technology in the Black Panther Party," Dr. Alondra Nelson

Prof. Alondra Nelson
February 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WITH A STANFORD EMAIL ADDRESS.

Required Zoom link for registration with a SUNET ID. 

Prof. Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and president-elect of the Society for Social Studies of Science, the principal professional society for STS scholars. She is also the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. She has just been appointed Deputy Director for Science and Society — a new position — in the Biden administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, she is author, most recently, of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Her publications also include Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical DiscriminationGenetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. She is also editor of “Afrofuturism,” an influential special issue of Social Text.

Lecture Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lecture Time: 4:00-5:20pm PST - This is an online-only course. This event is LIMITED to Stanford students, faculty, and staff.

Required Zoom link for registration with a SUNET ID. 

This is  an event in the series of speakers for STS 51, a weekly lecture series exploring the intersections of race, racism, and scientific practice

Speaker(s): 
Event Sponsor: 
African and African-American Studies, Bioengineering, Bio Policy & Leadership in Society, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for African Studies, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Center for South Asia, Department of Anthropology, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Communications, Digital Civil Society Lab, Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, PACS center on Philanthropy, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Program in Human Biology, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Stanford Earth, The Steve Luby Research Group
Contact Email: 
jwreid@stanford.edu

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