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PODCAST: Science and Race

Wherever science and race intersect, vexing questions surface. How does science conceptualize racial and human differences? How have different sciences produced ideas about race, and how have these ideas  contributed to progressive social reform and, alternatively, to reactionary, oppressive, and even racist practices? What is the history of participation of ethnic minorities in science, and of the use of racialized subjects in scientific research? How should we understand the relationship of science to the pursuit of racial equality and social justice?

Writers in multiple fields have developed a rich literature to address such questions and in 2021, Science will explore a series of books that serve as portals into this literature in a new limited podcast series hosted by journalist Angela Saini. Listen to a short introduction to the series here, and stay tune for our first segment, which will be available on 30 July 2021.

About the author

Department of History, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544, USA.