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W.E.B. Du Bois and the Challenge to Scientific Racism

Evelynn M HammondsSocial Sciences Forum
Wednesday, November 12 | 7:00 p.m.
Evelynn M. Hammonds, Director of the Program for the Study of Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University
University Center Ballroom

A renowned researcher and author on the history of disease, on the analysis of race, gender and science, and on African-American women and the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Hammonds will discuss the ever evolving intersection of scientific, medical, anthropological, and socio-political concepts of race in the United States from the early nineteenth century to present day. Hammonds is the Lewis H. Vovakis Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Harvard University.

W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, Co-sponsored with the Department of Africana Studies and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. 

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