Race and Genetics in America

Volume 7 of the Race & in America series, an enhanced exploration of the origins, history, and legacies of anti-Black racism in the U.S., designed to deepen knowledge and awareness in the service of promoting a more just and inclusive community and world.

Race & Genetics in America

Panel Discussion


Lorin Crawford, RGSS Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Brandon Ogbunu, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Sohini Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Biology, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Data Science Initiative and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology
Dr. Phyllis Dennery, Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics (moderator)

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The Human Race: Genetics and DNA


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About the Series

Over the course of the 2020–21 academic year, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, undertook a systematic investigation of the enduring contemporary effects of anti-Black racism in America. Drawing on the expertise of Brown scholars from a range of fields and perspectives, a series of eight webinars generated critical engagements with society’s most fundamental and urgent questions around race. The Race & in America series amplifies the impact and extends the reach of these penetrating discussions through expanded content and resources presented over eight volumes.

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