Dorthy Roberts

Dorothy Roberts: A Diversity Discussion: The Problem with Race-Based Medicine

Dorthy RobertsFriday, February 17

Co-sponsored by the  School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and the Power, Violence & Inequality Collective in the College of Arts & Sciences

11:30 – Lunch
12:00 – Keynote
12:40 – Q&A
1:00 – Book Signing
Pinn Hall Auditorium
Pre-registration required

Dorothy Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also Founding Director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, Roberts has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of race and gender in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming thinking on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. She is author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Random House/Pantheon, 1997; Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Vintage 2017), Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books/Civitas, 2002), and Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century (New Press, 2011) and more than 100 articles and book chapters, as well as co-editor of six books on constitutional law and gender. She serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard Program on Ethics & the Professions, and Stanford Center for the Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. Recent recognitions of her work include the Society of Family Planning 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and American Psychiatric Association 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award.

Photo by Chris Crisman