Thursday 21 November 2019
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Princeton - 17 days ago

Angela Saini Lecture

Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and author. She has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University and her work focuses on translating and contextualizing scientific research for a diverse and wide-ranging audience. Her two most recent books -- “Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong” and “Superior: The Return of Race Science” -- examine the history of scientific studies of women and gender issues, and race, respectively. Angela Saini’s work forces us to challenge many of our assumptions about gender roles and confront subconscious racial biases that have prevailed in our society for centuries. Both books describe in detailed but highly-accessible language how the trajectory of scientific research on these topics has repeatedly been set by those with other cultural motivations. These biases have resulted in gross mis-representations of the biology of women and gender roles, and the false depiction of race and racial inequality as the result of genetic differences rather than a purely social construct. Ms. Saini will speak about the themes in both of her books and there will be significant time devoted to audience questions and open discussion. This event is free and open to the public, and is part of Angela Saini’s upcoming book tour for her new work “Superior: The Return of Race Science”. We will also offer book sales on site in conjunction with Labyrinth Bookstore.

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