Embracing Dystopia: Racial Nonfictions in the Age of Genomics and and Other Seductive Data

Nancy Lopez - UIC IRRPP flierRacial Nonfictions in the Age of Genomics and and Other Seductive Data 


With Guest Speaker Duana Fullwiley, PhD, Stanford University

Thursday, March 12, 2020
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Moss Auditorium
College of Medicine
909 S. Wolcott Ave.


RSVP to irrpp.uic.edu

About the Speaker

Dr. Fullwiley is an anthropologist of science and medicine interested in how social identities, health outcomes, and molecular genetic findings increasingly intersect. In her first book, The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa (Princeton, 2011), she drew on over a decade of ethnographic fieldwork in the US, France and Senegal. Learn more about Dr. López.

About the Series

The Institute for Health Research and Policy is a proud co-sponsor of this series by the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

This talk will explore how U.S. political concepts of diversity, usually glossed as “race,” function in genetic recruitment protocols and study designs for research on complex diseases, “tailored medicine,” ancestry tracing, forensics, and personal genomics.

Learn more about the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

.....