Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice - 2009-2010 Colloquium Series

Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice
2009-2010 Colloquium Series

Troubling "Race": Cutting-Edge Research Design Across the Disciplines 

“DNA and the Re-Articulation of Native American Race”

Professor Kimberly Tall Bear
Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
Friday, October 23, 2009
Hibben Center Room 105 2-4pm


“Genetic Ancestry Testing: Troubling Concepts of Race and Identity”

Professor Charmaine Royal
Institute of Genome Science and Policy, Duke University
Friday, November 6, 2009
Hibben Center Room 105 2-4pm


“The Economics of Colorism”

Professor William Darity
Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University
Friday, February 19, 2010
Hibben Center Room 105 2-4pm


“Self-Indentified Race Versus Genetic Ancestry for Lung Function Predictions Among African Americans”

Professor Esteban González Burchard
Biopharmaceutical Sciences and School of Medicine
University of California,San Francisco
Friday, March 12, 2010
Hibben Center Room 105 2-4pm


About the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice

The Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice is an initiative within the RWJF Center for Health Policy to address the pressing social and economic issues that affect the health and well-being of all Americans. Its mission is to promote the establishment of empirical, theoretical and methodological clarity about “race” that draws on cutting-edgethinking from multiple disciplines and diverse empirical traditions.

Led by two co-directors, Laura E. Gómez, J.D., Ph.D., (UNM School of Law, Department of American Studies) and Nancy López, Ph.D., (UNM Department of Sociology), the Institute seeks to develop ways of empirically measuring“race” and assessing racialization processes in order to develop strategies forameliorating race-based inequality. Drs. Gómez and López place “race” in quotes to underscore its nature as a socially constructed category of socialstatus in particular historical contexts, rather than as a reified categorythat is essential or fixed.
 
Co-Director Laura E. Gómez, J.D. Ph.D., School of Law & Department of American Studies
Co-Director Nancy López, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
 
For more information contact the Center for Health Policy at 505- 277-0130 or at our website.

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