The Social Life of DNA: Race, Genetics, and Genealogy | Interdisciplinary Programs

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:10pm

Williams Hall, Roemmele Global Commons
31 Williams Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Professor Alondra Nelson, Columbia University will give a lecture on The Social Life of DNA Race, Genetics and Genealogy in which Nelson unravels the double helix of genetics and racial justice. Ancestry tracing by black Americans is very popular, using sites like and 23andme.  Has it helped civil rights? Social justice? Legal claims? Yes and no.

Reception and book signing following.

Africana Studies (NEH) | American Studies | Center for Ethics | Health, ZMedicine a & Society | Humanities Center | Presidential Endowed Chair in Health | Religion Studies | Sociology & Anthropology | Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

"Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities."


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