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, where she is also dean of social science. 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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