Alondra Nelson

Professor of Sociology, Columbia University and President, Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University, where she served as the inaugural Dean of Social Science. A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, her recent books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. She is chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology and serves on the editorial boards of Social Studies of Science and Public Culture.