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Originally posted on Madlawprofessor's Weblog:
NEW YORK, NY Friday, November 9, 2012 Columbia University hosted a discussion on women’s issues in this year’s election and how those issues may be addressed during the upcoming Congress. Panelists focused on women’s…

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On the Sociology of Genealogy

I am thrilled to be working with the venerable Beacon Press on my next book, The Social Life of DNA. This book is a sociological look at genealogy (and so much more!). I am interested in why genetic genealogy has … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the Black Panther Party

I sat down recently for an interview with Minh-ha Pham, one-half of the ingenious Threadbared project. Our conversation was inspired by one of the many artful (and now iconic) images of the Black Panther Party taken by the award-winning social-realist … Continue reading

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Derrick Bell: Mourning and Missing a Mentor

I am deeply saddened by the passing of the committed scholar-activist Derrick Bell on October 5, 2011 at the age of 80. Professor Bell was never my teacher in a formal sense. He nevertheless had a profound influence on me. … Continue reading

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