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Race, Gender & the New Biocitizen

Monday, October 15, 2012
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
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Dorothy Roberts

Dorothy Roberts explores the roles of race, gender, and the neoliberal privatization of resources in the construction of a new biocitizen. Roberts argues that science, big business, and politics are converging to support a molecularized understanding of race, health, and citizenship that ultimately helps to preserve inequities. Dorothy Roberts is the Penn Integrates Knowledge/George A. Weiss University Professor, the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and professor of sociology at University of Pennsylvania. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, Roberts has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics.

This event is sponsored by The Barnard Center for Research on Women. For more information, visit bcrw.barnard.edu/event/race-gender-and-the-new-biocitizen.

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