Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Race continues to thrive as a category of analysis among state and federal institutions and in medical, scientific, and social research. Despite concerns that race is a hollow and misleading concept, studies of race have produced overwhelming documentation of inequalities from birth to education, income, crime, punishment, disease, treatment, and death. Can race and ethnicity be objects of analysis and targets of policy, to alleviate inequalities, without causing harm by reifying invidious distinctions? This conference probes these quandaries by bringing together researchers and journal editors in medicine, science, law, and social science to explore the competing interests that make studies of race both feared and desired.
Complete details, including speakers, program, abstracts, and other useful information are available at web.mit.edu/csd.
The conference is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. Please email your name and affiliation to Ian Whitmarsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program in Science, Technology, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue E51-185
Cambridge, MA 02139 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://web.mit.edu/csd
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