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Gender, Race and Power in Science
October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Angela Saini, British science journalist, broadcaster and author, will present a lecture on “Gender, Race and Power in Science” that will be available to view through livestream and recording from NIH VideoCasting.
Saini has a master’s degree in engineering from Oxford University and is a former MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow. She has written for The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired and Science, and she regularly presents science programs on the BBC.
Saini will explore how prejudice can affect scientific research on race and gender and will describe her efforts to uncover manipulation of evidence, abuse and wrongdoing by those in power. She will also address the inadvertent and inappropriate use of race by mainstream scientific researchers in health and genetics. Drawing from themes in her two most recent books, “Superior: The Return of Race Science” and “Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong,” she will show why researchers need to be careful not to conflate social gender and racial disparities with biological differences.