Dorothy E. Roberts: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Annual Lecture

What a joy to hear Dorothy Roberts this evening as she supremely delivered the annual Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Annual Lecture at Yale

Dorothy Roberts- Wikipedia

Related Video by way of introduction

Related Video by way of introduction

The depth of insight and inspiration is very much available. Especially today, never give up, never give up never give up. Leaving the lecture I just could not stop thinking about the energy, action, commitment , faith and perseverance that so many have continued to display in and out of academia to make this world a better place. Mucho kudos to Professor Roberts in so many ways for gracing us with her presence and gifts.

The Gates Lecture

The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Lecture, established in 2012 and administered by the Department of African American Studies at Yale, will annually invite a world-renowned scholar from the diverse field of African Diaspora Studies to present an original lecture to the University and New Haven communities. These lectures are endowed in the spirit of excellence that Professor Gates (Yale ’73) brought to the Yale community, particularly in African American Studies, during his years of undergraduate study and while on the faculty.
The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Lectureship is made possible through the generous support of Daniel and Joanna S. Rose.
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Gates Lecture 2017: Dorothy E. Roberts

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center see map
53 Wall Street
New HavenCT

“Killing the Black Body: A Retrospective”

Dorothy E. Roberts delivered the 2017 Henry L. Gates Jr., Lecture on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 5 pm, in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale University, New Haven. Professor Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights.
An an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, Roberts joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School where she holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander chair. She is also founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies.

Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). She is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.

She serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard Program on Ethics & the Professions, and Stanford Center for the Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. Recent recognitions of her work include the Society of Family Planning 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and American Psychiatric Association 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award.