Alan Goodman

Alan GoodmanAlan H. Goodman is Professor of Biological Anthropology and former Dean of Natural Sciences at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Goodman is the editor (with Thomas Leatherman) of Building a New Biocultural Synthesis: Political-Economic Perspectives on Human Biology and the forthcoming Genetic Nature/Culture (with Susan Lindee and Deborah Heath). He is completing a book on the idea of race, Races and Wrong, with Henry Holt, and he is a founding member of the American Anthropological Association's Commission on Race and Human Variation. For his work with middle-school students on this topic, he received the World of Difference Award from the Anti-Defamation League.

 

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan MarksJonathan Marks is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has written extensively on evolutionary anthropology and popular and scientific misconceptions about race. He is the author of Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History and co-author of Evolutionary Anthropology. His most recent book is What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People and Their Genes.

 

Pilar Ossorio

Pilar OssorioPilar Ossorio is Assistant Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a faculty associate of the Center for the Study of Cultural Diversity in Health Care. Previously, she was Director of the Genetics Section at the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association, and taught as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School. Dr. Ossorio is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS ). She been a member of several working groups on genetics and ethics, and has published scholarly articles in bioethics, law and molecular biology.

 

George M. Fredrickson

George FredricksonGeorge M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor Emeritus of United States History at Stanford University. His main interests are the history of racism and black-white relations in the United States, the comparative history of slavery and race relations with special attention to the United States and South Africa, and 19th-century American history with an emphasis on the sectional crisis, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. He is the author of seven original books, has edited four books, published numerous articles in general as well as scholarly journals, including more than 25 pieces in The New York Review of Books. He has been active in the Organization of American Historians and was its president for 1997-98.

 

James O. Horton

James O. HortonJames Oliver Horton is Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington University and Director of the Afro-American Communities Project of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. He was Senior Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the University of Munich, in Germany (1988-89) and has also lectured throughout Europe and in Thailand and Japan. He has served as historical advisor to several museums in the United States and abroad, acted as historical consultant to numerous films and videos, and published numerous articles and books.

 

Audrey Smedley

Audrey SmedleyAudrey Smedley is Professor of Anthropology and African-American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She previously taught at Wayne State University, Oakland University, and Binghamton University. Her book Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview won an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America. She wrote the major materials on race for the new 21st Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and has prepared numerous articles for other encyclopaedias. She is also the author of the official statement on race of the American Anthropological Association, in addition to more than a dozen other articles and book chapters on this topic.

 

John Cheng

John Cheng is Commonwealth Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, where he teaches American history, Asian American studies, and cultural studies. His research interests include popular culture and media, social and cultural history, race relations and ethnic studies, the history of science and technology, and cultural theory. His book Imagining Science: Science Fiction and the Popular Culture of Science in Interwar America is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

 

Sumi Cho

Sumi ChoSumi Cho is Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law, where she teaches about critical race theory, employment discrimination, and racism and U.S. law. Professor Cho has written several articles on racial formation and the law, and coordinated a symposium project entitled "The Long Shadow of Korematsu," published jointly by the Boston College Law Review and Boston College Third World Law Journal. She was recently honored by the Association of American Law Schools Minority Groups Section with the first Distinguished Service Award for Junior Faculty, in part for her work organizing 1,000 law faculty to protest California Proposition 209's devastating impact on racial diversity in higher education.

 

Dalton Conley

Dalton ConleyDalton Conley is currently Director of the Center for Advanced Social Science Research (CASSR) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at New York University. Prior to joining the faculty of NYU, he taught in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University and was a visiting faculty member at both Yale and Princeton. His scholarly research focuses on how socio-economic status is transmitted across generations and the public policies which affect that process. In this vein, he studies racial inequalities, the measurement of class and social status, and how health and biology affect (and are affected by) social position. He has written or edited several books and numerous articles on these topics.

 

David M.P. Freund

Dalton ConleySince 1999, David Freund has taught in the Department of History, the Program in African American Studies, and the Writing Program at Princeton University. He is currently completing a book about the impact of federal policy on suburban politics and white racial identity since the 1940s, and is preparing a report for the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, with a grant from the Ford Foundation, on the government's more recent efforts to promote fair housing.

 


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