Past Event

Evelynn Hammonds - Science Confronts Race and Racism in a Pandemic

October 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Event Description: 

As COVID-19 spread around the world questions about the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on marginalized groups in the US have been raised in scientific journals, news outlets, and social media. Old debates about whether differential susceptibility to disease is based on race or social and environmental factors have re-emerged. In this talk, Evelynn Hammonds will discuss the contours of these debates historically and in the present moment.

Event Speaker

Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University

Event Information: 

This event is free and open to the public, RSVP to receive Zoom link. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

This event is part of the New York History of Science Lecture Series.

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • The University Seminars at Columbia University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • The New York Academy of Medicine
  • The New York Academy of Sciences