Start Date: 26/10/2017

End Date: 26/10/2017

Cost: Free

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science


Emma Glassey, Department of Sociology, LSE

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Emma Glassey, Department of Sociology, LSE


Telephone: 020 7852 3719


Alondra Nelson will discuss her book The Social Life of DNA on how claims about ancestry are marshalled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures. Alondra Nelson (@alondra) is President of the Social Science Research Council. She is also Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, where she served as the inaugural Dean of Social Science. A scholar of science, medicine, and social inequality, her recent books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. She is Chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology and is an elected member of the Sociological Research Associations. This event is The British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture. The British Journal of Sociology (@BJSociology) represents the mainstreams of sociological thinking and research and is consistently ranked highly by the ISI in Sociology.