Alondra Nelson, author of the award-winning book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, teaches sociology and gender studies at Columbia University. She is also coeditor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History Technicolor: Race, Technology and Everyday Life and Afro-Futurism,” a special issue of Social Text. Her new book, “The Social Life of DNA: Race and Reconciliation after the Genome” will be published next year by Beacon Press. For more, see www.alondranelson.com.

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