Alondra Nelson is an award-winning author and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University. An interdisciplinary social scientist, her lectures, books, and articles explore the intersections of science, medicine, and social inequality. Her widely praised book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, was published in January. Chair-elect of the Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association, her books also include Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History, and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life+

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