Event Date and Time
Banneker Room 2212, Stamp Student Union

The African American American Studies Department presents:


Advancing Health Through a Racial Lens: 

The New Biopolitics of Race, Health, and Justice


Dorothy Roberts J.D. is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, and the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at University of Pennsylvania, where she holds appointments in the Law School and Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. Professor Roberts is author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (1997); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (2002); and Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century (2011). Among her many public interest activities, Roberts serves as chair of the board of directors of the Black Women’s Health Imperative.
Distinguished UMD Panelists:
"Racial Coping in African American Mothers & Adolescents"
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Mia A. Smith Bynum, PhD
Associate Professor of Family Science
"Treating Difference: Race, Risk, and the Politics of HIV/AIDs Prevention"
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Thurka Sangaramoorthy, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
"Addressing Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease: Directions for the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act"
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Gneisha Y. Dinwiddie, PhD
Assistant Professor of African American Studies
For additional information contact:
African American Studies Department
1119 Taliaferro Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-1158
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