March 22, 2011
The University of King's College and the Lecture Series on Race are pleased to present the final lecturer in this year's series, Dr. Joan Fujimura. Dr. Fujimura will be presenting a talk entitled "Different Differences: The Use of Ancestry Versus Race in Biomedical Human Genetic Research" at 7pm in Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, King's campus, 6350 Coburg Rd.
Fujimara is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interdisciplinary team has collected and analyzed data from five research sites that use or develop human genetic variation categories. Her work explores the consequences and implications of this genetic analysis. Recent findings, focusing on human genetics and the use of concepts of race and ancestry, work organization in large genomic interdisciplinary studies, and the impact of new genetic technologies, will be explored in her book currently being completed as part of her fellowship year at Russell Sage Foundation.
This event is sponsored by the Evolution Studies Group, the Contemporary Studies Programme, Early Modern Studies Programme, the History of Science and Technology Programme and the Centre for Disciplinary Research.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Lecture Series on Race examines how the notion of race and the phenomenon of racism have developed in the Western tradition. The speakers will examine the works of prominent philosophers, writers and artists, illuminating the origins of contemporary ways of thinking about race. The Series is presented by the King’s Contemporary Studies Programme, the Early Modern Studies Programme, the History of Science and Technology Programme.