Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists

Wells' Science Colloquium presents this talk by Kim TallBear.




12:40 pm


Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall

General Info

Dr. Kim TallBear is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (University of Minnesota: 2013). She studies the racial politics of “gene talk” in science and popular culture. In her teaching and research she draws on indigenous, feminist, and queer theories that fundamentally critique the nature/culture split in Western society. She is a member of the Advisory Board to the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics; a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Illinois Institute for Genomic Biology Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics; and an Editorial Board member for the U.K-based journal Science as Culture.

Photo by Jun Kamata.

Wells' Science Colloquium features speakers in all areas of the sciences, including Wells students and faculty and researchers from other institutions. Science Colloquium meets on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters from 12:40 to 1:30 in Stratton Hall 209. All are welcome to attend.