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Please join us for the next Narrative Genetics Seminar on February 25

Please join us for the next Narrative Genetics Seminar on February 25

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Please join us for the next Narrative Genetics Seminar on February 25, 2010. The Social Life of DNA 6-8pm, Room 801, International Affairs Building www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/international_affairs.html The Social Life of DNA: Traditional and genetic 'root-seeking' and the implications of these practices for contemporary understandings of race and ethnicity, diaspora, ancestry, and memory. Alondra Nelson, Ph.D ., Columbia University, Sociology. http://www.sociology.columbia.edu/fac-bios/nelson/faculty.html Professor Nelson joined the Columbia faculty in July 2009 after teaching sociology and African American studies at Yale. She will talk about aspects of her current project, “Reconciliation Projects: Slavery, Memory and the Social Life of DNA,” which traces how claims about race and ancestry are marshaled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures, including family genealogy and ancestry, reparations politics and the
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Unformatted text preview: formation of public and collective memory. “Bio Science: Genetic Ancestry Testing and the Pursuit of African Ancestry” (2008) is a recent publication of Nelson’s addressing the effects and implications of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. It is available on the Narrative Genetics Google site http://sites.google.com/site/narrativegenetics/ . And read her article “Henry Louis Gates's Extended Family” just published in The Chronicle of Higher Education here: http://chronicle.com/article/Henry-Louis-Gatess-Extended/64192/? forceGen=1 The Narrative Genetics seminar at Columbia is sponsored by ISERP http://iserp.columbia.edu/workshops/ genetics . The seminar is open to faculty, students, and others in the Columbia University community and in the New York metropolitan area. Presenters discuss work in progress and welcome participation in the discussion. You did non part...
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