Past Event

Dorothy Roberts – “Narrating Population Health: Oral History, Disparity, and Social Change”

June 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia Law School, 410 West 117 Street, New York, NY 10027

The Center for Oral History Research and INCITE | Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory & Empirics at Columbia University, present: The Biopolitics of Narrating Health and Justice.

The Columbia Center for Oral History Research housed at INCITE is pleased to announce the keynote address of its 2015 Oral History Institute, “Narrating Population Health: Oral History, Disparity, and Social Change,” to take place June 25, 2015, at Columbia University in New York City.

The potential for oral histories to reveal the social inequities that produce population health disparities depends on their political context. A new biopolitics of race affirms narratives that naturalize health inequities while silencing narratives that advance social change. Roberts instead advocates paradigms that grasp how inequality is embodied that can support radical voices for health and justice.

Dorothy Roberts is George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Law School where she also holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander chair.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration required.