PRSS Postdoctoral Research Associate Ezelle Sanford III, collaboratively with Dr. J.
October 20, 2020
October 7, 2020
PRSS Director, Professor Dorothy Roberts, was recently featured on Bill Nye's podcast Science Rules. The title of the episode is: "Science is Racist. Here's How to Fix It" Listen here: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/science-rules-with-bill-nye/e/78213069?...
September 17, 2020
PRSS Director, Dorothy Roberts and Chaplain Charles Howard have contributed a Guest Column to the Daily Pennsylvanian on public safety and the Penn community. Read more here: https://www.thedp.com/article/2020/09/upenn-racism-ivy-league-police-bru...
September 8, 2020
Former PRSS Postdoctoral Fellow Natalie Shibley, now Visiting Assistant Professor in the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University, has recently published in the African American Intellectual History Society's (AAIHS) award-winning, peer-reviewed blog, Black Perspectives. In her recent publication, Prof.
August 14, 2020
Dorothy Roberts, Director of the Program on Race, Science, and Society (PRSS) at the University of Pennsylvania, has co-authored an article with the University of Louisville Professor, Oliver Rollins. Professor Rollins is a former Post Doctoral Research Associate at PRSS. Their article, "Why Sociology Matters to Race and Biosocial Science," was published in the Annual Review of Sociology, "highlights innovative ways sociologists study structural racism’s embodied harms and also the potential for biosocial models to reinforce racism." For more, see this website:
July 15, 2020
"In an effort to amplify the messages of the protests [following the death of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among countless others] Penn Arts & Sciences presents a special series: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? 60-Second Lectures on Racial Injustice. This set of short talks spotlights the history and contemporary manifestations of racism in the U.S., Black lives and culture, and the range of factors that have contributed to this moment." Watch Here: https://vimeo.com/436551522
July 13, 2020
The Penn Museum has announced that it will remove the Morton Cranial Collection from public view, though it will still be accessible to researchers. The collection was established by Samuel George Morton a 19th-century scientist, Penn alumnus and Professor, who promoted racial science by studying skull sizes. The collection contains the remains of enslaved people from Cuba and the United States. Penn Medicine and the Afterlives of Slavery Project (PMAS) Affiliate Graduate S
June 29, 2020
Penn Law Professor and PRSS director, Dorothy Roberts's book, Fatal Invention, was recently featured on NBC News.
May 22, 2020
Current PRSS Postdoctoral Fellow Natalie Shibley and former PRSS Postdoctoral Fellow Garry Bertholf will begin teaching at Wesleyan University in the fall. Shibley will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Science in Society Program and will teach courses on the history of science, medicine, and technology. Bertholf, who was hired last year but has been on leave as a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University, will be an Assistant Professor in the African-American Studies Department.
April 1, 2020
PRSS Working Group Member Professor Susan Lindee has published an essay in Made by History, the history blog of the Washington Post. She calls for a government mobilization of science, similar to the investment in science during World War II, as a way to find solutions to the COVID-19 crisis. You can read her essay here.