Campus Calendar

Oct 1

2019 Frank G & Jean M Chesley Lectureship in Sociology & Anthropology

From site: Sociology and Anthropology Events

Dorothy Roberts, acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law will present a public lecture, "Race, Science, and Justice"

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 pm / Boliou 104
2019 Frank G & Jean M Chesley Lectureship in Sociology & Anthropology

Dorothy Roberts joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School where she holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander chair. She is also founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies.

Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). She is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.

Sponsored by Sociology and Anthropology Events. Contact: Tammi Shintre, x4108