Kelly Happe will present "Epigenetics, Race, and Justice: Rethinking the Relationship between Science and Redress"
With the growing popularity of the claim that epigenetics can provide biological evidence of racism’s intergenerational harms, now is a good time to examine the fundamental assumptions behind such claims. Drawing from theoretical debates about the relationship between history and responsibility, new scholarship on racial management and the Progressive Era, and recent developments in applied epigenetics, this talk will examine how, despite the privileging of environment over heredity, epigenetics reanimates the notion of racial difference and in so doing is unlikely provide compelling claims for redress.
Q & A after the presentation.
FREE Event, RSVP is required. Lunch will be served.
Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30am to 12:45pm
Cone University Center, 210
9025 University Road, Charlotte, NC 28223
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