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Science: What have race and gender got to do with it?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 4:00 pm
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Event Sponsor(s)
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
Online-only event. Advance registration is required.
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, "Science: What have race and gender got to do with it?"

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. In her capacity as a physicist, she is a particle and cosmology theorist, with a focus on understanding dark matter. She also holds expertise in Black feminist science, technology, and society studies, with a particular interest in how race and gender shape knowledge and practice in physics. She is one of under 100 Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her book The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred comes out on March 9, 2021. 

Lecture Time: 4:00-5:20pm PST - This is an online-only course. Advance registration is required to attend. 

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