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Courses - Spring 2020
African American Studies Department Site
Special Topics in Black Culture; Black Feminist Science Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
We will examine the ways in which scientific knowledge has historically been shaped by cultural ideas of race and gender and how black feminist approaches to science offer alternative modes of knowledge production. We will explore the history of scientific racism, eugenics, the Black Women's Health Imperative, the search for African roots using direct- to-consumer genealogy testing, and contemporary case studies on gendered and racialized medicine in the fields of genomics, pharmacology, assisted reproduction.