Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, she is the author most recently of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Her publications also include a symposium in the British Journal of Sociology on history, genealogy, and the #GU272, and the books Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical DiscriminationGenetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. In 2002, she edited “Afrofuturism,” an influential special issue of Social Text. +