Dr. Alondra Nelson will be delivering Radcliffe Institute’s annual Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences on March 12, 2019. This event will take place at 4:15 PM, with a student lunch scheduled for 12:30 PM (more information to come).
Dr. Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University. A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, she is the 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 Discrimination; Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. In 2002, she edited “Afrofuturism,” an influential special issue of Social Text.