Alondra Nelson

Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Science, Columbia University

Alondra Nelson is an interdisciplinary social scientist. In her lectures, books, and articles, she explores the intersections of science, technology, and social inequality. Her widely anticipated book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, was published last month.  She is author of the award-winning book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, and an editor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and HistoryTechnicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life; and “Afrofuturism,” an influential special issue of Social Text.