#BlackLivesMatter Race and Racism in Science

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 - 18:00

Christa Kuljian’s Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins explores how the concept of race in science developed over the past century and how scientists in the field of human origins have been shaped by their social and political context. The debunked concept of ‘race typology’, which embraced the colonial ideas of white supremacy and racial hierarchy, informed the research questions posed by many scientists in South Africa, and around the world.

This Jacana Conversation, in partnership with The Origins Centre, will review this history of scientific racism. Kimberleigh Tommy and Silindokuhle Mavuso, both PhD candidates, will discuss Darwin’s Hunch with Christa Kuljian, share their perspective on the history of scientific racism, and explore how race and racism are having an impact in academia today.


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