Events / Genetics Seminar Series

Genetics Seminar Series

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, 520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Ann Morning, PhD
Department of Sociology
New York University

Department of Genetics

Genetics in the Racial Imagination

Hosted by:  Dr. Brett Maricque
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

Talk abstract: How does genetics figure in everyday Americans’ beliefs about racial difference? Drawing on interviews with college students, textbook lessons, and public controversies over racial identity, I trace the ways in which many Americans link race to biological variation. And I briefly take up the counterpoint question—how does race figure in genetics?—by concluding with a discussion of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s forthcoming report on the uses of race in genomic research.