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Evelynn Hammonds, Chair, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

Evelynn Hammonds
November 18, 2020 - 4:00pm
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WITH A STANFORD EMAIL ADDRESS.
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Prof. Hammonds is the Chair, Department of the History of Science, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University

Hammonds's current work focuses on the intersection of scientific, medical, and socio-political concepts of race in the United States. She is completing a history of biological, medical, and anthropological uses of racial concepts entitled, The Logic of Difference: A History of Race in Science and Medicine in the United States , 1850–1990. She is also completing the MIT Reader on Race and Gender in Science co-edited with Rebecca Herzig and Abigail Bass. Professor Hammonds was named a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer (2003–2005) by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. She has been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and a Fellow in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In July 2005, Professor Hammonds was named Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University, and in March 2008, Professor Hammonds was named Dean of Harvard College.
 

Lecture Date: Wednesday, November 11

Lecture Time: 4:00-5:20pm PST - This is an online-only course. This event is LIMITED to Stanford students, faculty, and staff. As a security measure, to receive a Zoom link, you must REGISTER IN ADVANCE with a Stanford email address.

This is  an event in the series of speakers for STS 51, a weekly lecture series exploring the intersections of race, racism, and scientific practice

Event Sponsor: 
Program in Science, Technology and Society, African and African-American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for African Studies, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Digital Civil Society Lab, Department of Communications, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Department of Anthropology, the Steve Luby research group, Program in Human Biology, Stanford Earth, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bio Policy & Leadership in Society, Department of Bioengineering, Center for South Asia, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, and the Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub
Contact Email: 
jwreid@stanford.edu

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