The New Biopolitics of Race, Health, and Justice

November 11, 2016 12:00 PM
Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
November 11, 2016 12:00 PM
Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
A symposium organized by the Global Health Program and co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health & Wellbeing, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of African American Studies
Presenters:
Dorothy Roberts and aas21

Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 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). She is the author of more than 80 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.

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