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Racialization, colonialism, and epistemic injustice have deep effects in past and present scientific knowledge production practices as well as in the societies these practices emerge from. This lecture series aims to offer new perspectives on these historical processes and the different ways in which they connect to current science and society. The series consists of monthly lectures in which experts in their fields present their work and reflect on the entanglements between their research topics and current societal inequalities. Thus, the objective is twofold: First, attendees to these talks can get in contact with cutting edge research on the effects of racialization, colonialism, and epistemic injustice in scientific knowledge production, especially in the life sciences. Second, it invites speakers and attendees to reflect on how this knowledge can contribute to resolve discrimination, racism, and social inequalities in science and society today. For more information, please contact Abigail Nieves Delgado

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List of speakers

Talks will be held online via MsTeams every second Tuesday of the month from 15:30 to 17:00 hrs CET. Please register for each talk individually.

There will be a reading group one week before each talk (first Tuesday of the month from 15:30 to 16:30 hrs CET) for attendees interested in a deeper discussion on the presented topics.

Abril Saldaña Tejeda, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Global divisions of health. Bioethical principles, practices and regulations on human genome editing and stem cell research in Latin America

May 10, 2022 15:30-17:00hrs. CET

Iris Clever, University of Chicago, USA

Data doesn’t speak for itself: Race science and present-day skull databases

June 7, 2022 15:30-17:00 hrs. CET

This lecture series is organized by Abigail Nieves Delgado. Please contact me for more information or questions:

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Reading group

There will be a reading group previous to the lectures where we have the chance to read and discuss more in detail the work of the speakers and related topics.

Those registered will receive the paper to be discussed 5 days before the reading group.

The reading group happens every first Tuesday of the month from 15:30 to 16:30 hrs CET.

The dates of the reading group are:

October 5th, November 2nd, January 4th 2022, February 1st, March 1st, and May 3rd.

If you want to participate, please write an email to Abigail Nieves Delgado:

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If you would like to participate in the  reading group sessions, please write an email to Abigail Nieves Delgado or submit you information through the form. You will get a link to join and the paper to be discussed 5 days before the reading group. Thanks!

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