The New Biopolitics of Race, Health, and Human Rights

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 4:30pm


Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, is the University of Pennsylvania 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Law School where she also holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander chair.

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). 

This program is hosted by Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative, MIT Anthopology Program. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!