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“How Numbers Lie: Intersectional Violence and the Quantification of Race”
Tracing the genealogy of statistical discourses on race, Khalil Gibran Muhammad explores the violence of racial quantification on black women and men’s lives beginning in the postbellum period.
Currently the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library and a visiting professor at the City University of New York, Muhammad will begin his academic appointments as a professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Suzanne Young Murray Professor at Radcliffe on July 1, 2016.
Presented by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Welcome by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute
Introduction by Jane Kamensky, Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library - 6:55
Lecture by Khalil Gibran Muhammad - 15:50
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Ross Gay RI ’16 reads from his “catalog” of poetry, professes his love of the goumi berry, and attributes learning to read to following along with Maurice White’s lyrics while listening to Earth, Wind & Fire records.
Gay is the 2015–2016 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Joyce M. Bell RI ’16 addresses questions about the legacy of the Black Power Movement.
Bell is the 2015–2016 Maury Green Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
In recognition of Women's History Month, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study presents Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Dorothy West, Betty Friedan, June Jordan, Julia Child, Anna Deveare Smith, and Elizabeth Warren. These nine remarkable women have all made history—and they have something else in common: a connection to Radcliffe.
As part of the DNA lecture series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Robin W. Cotton reports on the current state of forensic DNA testing and explains why there are still bumps in the road.
This panel brings together scholars and activists to discuss the historical and contemporary significance of domestic worker organizing.
Lydia Edwards, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers
Premilla Nadasen, Department of History, Barnard College
Monique Nguyen, MataHari
Natalicia Tracy, Brazilian Worker Center
Moderated by Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School
Introduced by Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Scott T. Milner RI ’16 discusses current trends in solar power, how solar cells work, and how polymer-based materials may offer an attractive alternative to silicon.
From the Black Power movement to the Black Lives Matter movement today, what has changed? How far have we come? The sociologist Joyce M. Bell is struck by how much it’s still the same.
She is the 2015–2016 Maury Green Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Bell will discuss her work in her fellow's presentation, "Race and Resistance: The Lasting Legacy of the Black Power Movement," on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Sheerr Room at Fay House in Radcliffe Yard.
In her talk “When Cell Therapy Isn’t Enough: Building Cardiovascular Solutions in 2016,” Doris A. Taylor discusses improvements to stem-cell therapies and the development of better treatments for heart disease, including building bio-artificial organs for transplant that use a patient’s own stem cells, thus avoiding the complications of organ rejection.
Drawing from his own family’s history, the writer Peter Behrens RI ’16 discusses time, memory, and the ways the past shapes the present.
Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.