Dr. Alondra Nelson is an interdisciplinary social scientist who writes
about the intersections of science, technology, medicine and
inequality. These themes are taken up in her most recent book, Body
and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical
Discrimination, winner of the Distinguished Contribution to
Scholarship Book Award from the Race, Class and Gender section of the
American Sociological Association. She is also an editor of Genetics
and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race,and History
(Rutgers, 2012), Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life (NYU
Press, 2001), and “Afrofuturism,” a 2006 special issue of Social Text.
Copies of Body and Soul will be available for purchase at the event.