Black History Month Events

How racism shapes the production and influence of knowledge

Date: Wednesday 7 October
Time: 5 pm - 6 pm
Online Event

Register by Friday 2 October

Leading science journalist, Angela Saini, discusses the role of racism in medicine and science with scholars from the University of Sheffield. The conversation will explore:

  • the drivers of racial inequalities and injustices in science and medicine
  • the influence of racism within academic cultures
  • how racism shapes policy and public understanding of science and medicine

These issues speak to the most pressing challenges of our time: 2020 has demonstrated the critical role of science and medicine in the development of public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has also seen a global reckoning about the prevalence of structural racism around the world.

Angela Saini is an independent British science journalist and author. She presents radio and television programmes on the BBC and her writing has appeared in The Sunday Times, Nature, New Scientist, National Geographic, and Wired. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, was published in 2019 by 4th Estate and Beacon Press to widespread critical acclaim, and has been named a book of the year by the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times.

Co-hosted by Dr. Aarti Iyer (Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield), Dr. Melody Obeng (Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield), and Dr Sejal Parmar (School of Law, University of Sheffield).

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