Biohistories: Biological Markers and Human Populations in Historical Context

may, 2012

04may1:00 pm4:30 pmBiohistories: Biological Markers and Human Populations in Historical Context

Event Details

The biological study of human populations has played a pervasive role in defining personal and group identities, concepts of citizenship. medical research programs and public health interventions.  The workshop explores tools, techniques, and meanings that define, remake, and reify population as a co-evolved political, historical, and scientific category.

Part 1: Historical Genealogies 1:00pm

The genetic study of human populations post-World War II – Soraya de Chadarevian, UCLA

Cold was and post-revolution: The study of indigenous populations in Mexico – Edna Suarez, UNAM

Part II: Bionationalisms 2:40pm

Laboratory life of the Mexican mestizo – Vivette Garcia Deister, UNAM

Los mas europeos: What to make of the persistence of whiteness in population genomics? – Ruha Benjamin, Boston University

Humanitarian identification, forensic genetics, and indigenous revival – Lindsay Smith, UCLA

Closing Roundtable



(Friday) 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Young Research Library, Room 11360

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