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Distinguished Professor Lecture: Sociologist Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis, PhD

African American Studies and Sociology Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday, February 27, 2020
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

UIC Student Center East
Cardinal Room
750 S Halsted St.

Amanda Lewis, PhD, is a African American Studies and Sociology Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lewis' research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life. 

She is the author of Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color-line in Classrooms and Communities (2003), which won the 2005 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award and the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. She wrote (with John Diamond) Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools (Oxford, 2015) and (with Mark Chesler and Jim Crowfoot) Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice (2005). She co-edited The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity (with Maria Krysan, 2004).

Her research has appeared in Sociological Theory, American Educational Research Journal, American Behavioral Scientist, Race and Society, DuBois Review and Anthropology, Education Quarterly and related journals.

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Culturally Adapted eHealth Intervention for Hispanic/Latinx Breast Cancer Patients


Joanna Buscemi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Psychology
DePaul University

Betina R. Yanez, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Noon to 1 p.m.
College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB) 4175

909 South Wolcott Ave.

All researchers, post-docs, students, and technicians are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presented by the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the University of Illinois Cancer Center in partnership with the Institute for Health Research and Policy.


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.

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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.