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Ann Morning, PhD
Department of Sociology
New York University
March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
presents, “Genetics in the Racial Imagination”
Hosted by: Dr. Brett Maricque
In-person only: Connor Auditorium (FLTC)
Talk abstract: How does genetics figure in everyday Americans’ beliefs about racial difference? Drawing on interviews with college students, textbook lessons, and public controversies over racial identity, I trace the ways in which many Americans link race to biological variation. And I briefly take up the counterpoint question—how does race figure in genetics?—by concluding with a discussion of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s forthcoming report on the uses of race in genomic research.