Race in Science, Technology, and Medicine
What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine? How do race and racism affect the design and social impact of technology, broadly defined? Can new or different technology help to reduce racial bias?
Co-sponsored by 19 different departments and programs across campus, this three-quarter sequence virtually brings together Black, Indigenous and other scholars and professionals of color (BIPOC) from around the nation to explore the intersections of race, racism and scientific practice and to share their personal experiences. Invited speakers talk candidly about how they design their work for equity and for justice. The series addresses the role of race in such issues as energy infrastructure, nuclear arms control, algorithmic accountability, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology.
The three-course series includes: STS 51A Race in Science (fall 2020), STS 51B Race in Technology (winter 2021), and STS 51C Race in Medicine (spring 2021). Each course can be taken independently. Talks take a variety of forms, ranging from panel discussions to interviews and lectures. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion. Anyone with an SUNET ID can register to watch the individual talks (see below for registration links).
Shashank V Joshi, MD, FAAP, DFAACAP, is Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education (by…
Dr Andrea Reid is Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs and Director of the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr.
Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint appointments in the Departments…
Nicole Martinez, JD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.
Tara Dosumu Diener is an award-winning educator, committed to mentoring other first-generation low income (FLI) scholars and currently teaching in Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric.
Subini Annamma is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.
Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the School of Public and…
Alice Popejoy is a Stanford postdoctoral scholar who studies biomedical data sciences, and speaks to the role — and pitfalls — of race, ethnicity and ancestry in research.
Aileen Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford (TAPS). Aileen received an Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama from Northwestern University in 2016…