upcomingAlondra meets her critics! Professors Matthew Hughey and Ashley Doane discuss Body and Soul at the Association for Humanist Sociology Meeting on Saturday October 12 at 4pm. Location: Adams Room,Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA
In her capacity as the Director for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University, Alondra will moderate “The Balancing Act: Women, Work and Family in the US and France,” a conversation on gender and work between Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter and French Minister of Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem on October 14, 2013. Location: Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University 116th Street and Broadway New York, NY. Time: 6:00-8:00PM
On October 16, 2013, Alondra will draw from her book Body and Soul to lecture on issues of gender and sexuality in the Black Panther Party’s health politics. Location: Love Library, San Diego State University, 1:00-3:00PM.
On October 24th, Alondra will deliver the annual Dorothy Nelkin Lecture at New York University. Greenberg Lounge, NYU School of Law, 6PM. 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10003.
Alondra will deliver the Distinguished Guest Lecture about Body and Soul at the Center for Race and Gender, University of California-Berkeley on November 6, 2013. Location: 101 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA. Reception at 5:30pm, lecture begins at 6:00pm. Former BPP member Ericka Huggins will serve as the respondent.
On November 14, 2013, Alondra will lecture on the Black Panther Party’s health politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Location: UW-Madison 8411 Social Science 500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 Time: 4PM
Alondra joins Shirley Tang, Jacki Rand and Koritha Mitchell in a discussion of gender, health politics and justice at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association on November 23, 2013. Location: Hilton Washington Hotel 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, District of Columbia 20009 Time: 2PM.
Professor Nelson will be participating in an episode of a video series called "Dialogues in Feminism and Technology." The episode will be taped at the University of Michigan. Date: January 22-23. Links to be provided soon.
On October 5, 2013 at 12PM, Alondra will deliver the keynote address at the Association of Black Women Historians meeting. Location: St. John’s Room, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront
Third Root’s First Just Wellness Awards honors the work of Professor Alondra Nelson of Columbia University (and author of Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination) and The Center for Anti-Violence Education on Sept. 28th at 7:00pm Location Irondale Ensemble Project, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States 11217
On September 27th, Alondra joins in a discussion of Professor Guthrie Ramsey's latest book, The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop. Institute for Research in African-American Studies Conversation Series: A discussion of Guthrie Ramsey's book, The Amazing Bud Powell,and intersections of music, mental health, and art. With Guthrie Ramsey, University of Pennsylvania; Alondra Nelson, Columbia University and Kellie Jones, Columbia University. 4-6PM. For more details, please see: http://bit.ly/nelsonramsey
On November 8th, Alondra spoke about BODY AND SOUL in the Cultural Studies Colloquium at George Mason University, Johnson Center, 4:30PM.
Alondra gave the 12th Annual Dorothy Nelkin Lecture on November 1st at the New York University School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 6PM.
On Thursday October 11, 2012 at 6PM, Alondra delivered the inaugural Gloria Thomas Memorial Inaugural Lecture at the Graduate Center, based upon her book BODY AND SOUL. This lecture is named in honor of the late Gloria Thomas, the long standing, administrative assistant of IRADAC, who died unexpectedly in 2008. The Skylight Room, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY, United States 10016-4309. [photos]
Café Columbia= Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination | Eat. Drink. Talk. On October 1, 2012, Join Professor Alondra Nelson at Picnic Cafe as she discusses her upcoming book- Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. This event is part of a series of informal conversations, led by Columbia University faculty, focused broadly on the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. 6-7pm. Picnic Cafe is on Broadway Avenue between 101st and 102nd streets (2665 Broadway Ave).
On June 29, Professor Alondra Nelson discussed her new book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination, and her current research on genetics genealogy. Venue: Harrison Allen Society at the Brecht Forum~451 West St NY, NY Time= 7:30-10:30pm.
Professor Nelson will described “The Social Life of DNA” to members of the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics seminar, Columbia University Medical Center on June 21st. 622 W. 168th Street, 10th Floor, Room 405B, New York, 3:30PM.
Alondra delivered the keynote address at the Subtle Technologies Festival in Toronto on May 27th.The Immortal Body: Inspired by the story of Henrietta Lacks, cell technologies, medical research and the body. Location: Ryerson University, LIB 72, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto. 2PM [photos]
Alondra spoke at the Center for African and African American Studies at Duke University on April 11th. The title of her lecture, which was drawn from her forthcoming book was, "The Social Life of DNA: From Genetic Kinship to Racial Justice."
On March 29, Alondra participated on the panel "40 Years Later: Reflections on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study" at the 2012 NABJ Conference on Health, Health Policy, and Health Inequities. Kaiser Family Foundation, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Washington.
On Wednesday March 28, Professor Alondra Nelson joined medical ethicist Harriet Washington for a conversation on race and health in America, moderated by Jonathan Metzl, director for the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University. "Talks at the Schomburg: The Intersection of Health Care, History and Justice," Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Structural Competency: Professor Alondra Nelson on March 23 was in a conversation concerning New Medicines for the Institutional Inequalities that Make us Sick. Location= NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY
Private Bodies, Public Texts: A Salon in Honor of Karla Holloway
On March 21 at 6:30pm,Professor Alondra Nelson and other prominent scholars joined in the second event in BCRW's newly inaugurated Salon Series and responded to Karla FC Holloway's new book, Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics. Location= Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall (3rd floor), Barnard College, New York, NY
Body and Soul: Reading and Book Signing
Join Professor Alondra Nelson on March 15 at 7pm as she discusses and signs copies of her new book release, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Location= Eso Won Bookstore, 4331 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
Body and Soul: Lecture and Book Signing
Join Professor Alondra Nelson at Martin Luther King Jr./Charles Drew Medical Center as she discusses and signs for her new book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. March 15 at noon Address and Room Details TBD.
Can Science Have Progressive Goals? UCSC Science and Justice Working Group:
On March 13 at UC Santa Cruz, Professor Alondra Nelson will share some of her research on Black politics and genetic genealogy to open a discussion on whether science can have progressive ends, if there can truly be a "science for the people," and how science and justice can have paired or oppositional goals. Event starts at noon.
Professor Nelson speaks about Body and Soul at the University of California at Santa Cruz on March 12, 2012. Department of Sociology College 8, 226, Santa Cruz, CA. TIME: TBD.
Alondra lectured on Body and Soul at Wellesley on Thursday March 8, 2012 at 4:30PM; Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room; free and open to the public.
With Thuy Linh N. Tu, Alondra Nelson organized a panel on "Identity Narratives and Kinship Stories" for the next meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association. Other panelists include Eviatar Zerubavel and Clara E. Rodriguez. Saturday February 25 at 1:45PM; Broadway Millennium Hotel, New York City
Alondra participated in events marking the celebration of African American Heritage Month at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Wednesday February 22nd, 1-3pm.
Civic Frame 10th Anniversary Documentary Film Series: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, Saturday February 18th, 1 p.m. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture Confirmed Panelists: Dr. Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University & Author of Body and Soul & Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D., Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia (the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Copies of Body and Soul will be available for sale and signing following the discussion. Free and open to the public.
“Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination” was the title of Professor Nelson’s presentation to the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in February 15, 2012 at 12:00PM. 103 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA.
Alondra spoke about Body and Soul at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday February 10 at 3pm. Sociology Lounge; Room 6112; 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York.
On February 9, Alondra presented work from her book in progress on “the social life of DNA” at the University of Pennsylvania. Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program, Colonial Penn Center (Room 301), 3641 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 9AM; free and open to the public.
The Department of Sociology and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University are sponsored a panel discussion about BODY and SOUL on January 25th at 6pm. Participants include Brent Staples, David Stark, Eric Klinenberg, Rebecca Jordan-Young and Dorian Warren.
On January 26th, Professor Nelson will discussed Body and Soul at the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University. 1810 Chicago Avenue, Parkes Hall, Room 222, Evanston, IL; 12:30PM.
Alondra lectured on Body and Soul at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Wednesday February 1 at 4PM. School of History, Technology and Society, Room 104, Old Civil Engineering Building, 221 Bobby Dodd Way, Atlanta, GA.
There was an author discussion and book signing for Body and Soul on November 17th at 7pm at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., Montclair, NJ. [photos]
On November 1, Alondra spoke about BODY and SOUL as part of the Future Professors Program in the Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University; 441 E. Fordham Road, Dealy Hall, Room 641, 7:30PM. [video]
On October 22nd, Alondra spoke about the Black Panther Party’s health activism on a panel about race, science and justice at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association with Catherine Bliss, Sean Greene, Harriet Washington and Nanlesta Pilgrim. Hilton Baltimore Hotel, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD; 10AM. Click here for more details.
Alondra inaugurated the Transdisciplinary Seminar on Afrofuturism Lecture Series at Parsons: The New School for Design on September 20th. The series is organized by Coco Fusco and funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation. Location: 6 East 16th Street, Room D-1200; 6PM.
Improvisation and Phantasmal Media: Alondra Nelson in Conversation with D. Fox Harrell on April 26th at The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, 301 Philosophy Hall, 7:30 PM.
On April 19th at 6:30pm Alondra took up the issue of “The Social Limits of Liberty” with Fabienne Brugère, Romain Huret, Mitchell Cohen and Patrick Savidan as part of the Season Two of the Villa Gillet’s “Walls and Bridges” Series. Like the very successful First Season, this series facilitated Franco-American dialogues between writers, scholars and artists. Location: Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, 20 Copper Square, 5th Floor. For more information see The Villa Voice.
On April 15, 2011, Nelson joined several other scholars in a day-long conference at Brown University entitled Reading Race Today. Her panel, “Racial Science Fictions,” also included presentations by Karla Holloway of Duke, the author of the recently published Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender and a Cultural Bioethics and Madhu Dubey, a literary scholar from the University of Illinois. Reading Race Today, Brown University, 80 Brown Street, 2nd Floor, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
On April 7th, Alondra lectured on “The Social Life of DNA” at the University of Michigan as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program seminar series. School of Public Health Bldg. II, Rm. M3024, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
March 28, At the Institute for Research on Women and Gender’s “Feminist Interventions” seminar, Barnard professor Rebecca Jordan-Young gave a talk entitled "Sexual Logics: Dissecting Some Links Between Bodies and Desires in Current Sexual Science." Jordan-Young is the author of the recently published, highly acclaimed book Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Difference. Alondra provided a commentary response. Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, Schermerhorn Extension—Room 754, 4:10 – 6:00 PM
March 9th, Nelson presented a lecture titled “The Social Life of DNA” in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. Click here for more.
March 3rd, at Bates College, delivered a talk in the Race in a Post-Human World series at Bates College. Entitled "Roots Revelations: Genetic Ancestry Tracing and the YouTube Generation," this talk explored the use of genetic testing by African American youth. Click here for information.
February 26th, Nelson was in conversation, with Harriet Washington, Karla Holloway, Charmaine Royal and others, on the topic of race, gender and the body. The panel was part of “Atelier @ Duke”—a conference celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the John Hope Franklin Research Center. Click here for details. [video]
On January 26, Alondra spoke with Radio Boston about the Museum of Science exhibition, "RACE: Are We So Different?" and the issues prompted by it. Link to interview here: You Sound Different—The Science Behind Race. There's an excellent synopsis of the conversation posted on The 2011 Harriet-Elliott Lecture Series Blog.
Acts of Reparation and the Social Life of DNA, Department of Sociology Colloquium Series and African-American Studies Program, Boston University, December 3.
Race and Genomics Lecture Series: Scientists, Publics, and the Politics of Knowledge, Department of Africana Studies, Brown University, October 21.
Ground Work: Foundations of African Ancestry and the Social Life of DNA, Biohistorical Anthropology: DNA and Bones in Cultures of Remembrance, University of Zurich, October 8.
Keynote: The Social Life of DNA, Gender, Bodies and Technology Conference, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech, April 22.
The Social Life of DNA, Center for Society and Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles,
DNA Spillover: The Social Implications of Genetic Ancestry Testing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars, Columbia University, March 10.
Panelist, Plenary Session on Human Genetic Diversity, Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education, Yale University, March 26.
The Social Life of DNA, Narrative Genetics Seminar, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, February 25.