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Gender Studies Women’s History Month Speaker Event Featuring Dorothy Roberts

February 29, 2024
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

About this event

Dorothy 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 at the University of Pennsylvania. Roberts’ work focuses on race, law and public policy in relation to the welfare state, science and medicine. Roberts has authored four important scholarly books: "Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World" (2022); "Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century" (2011); "Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare" (2002); and "Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty" (1997). "Killing the Black Body" is a foundational work in gender studies, sociology and law, and "Torn Apart" is on track to follow suit.

In addition to her books, Roberts has published more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters and served as co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law, and women and the law.

Details

Type
Lecture
Location
Turner Auditorium, Old Main Academic Center
Cost
Free
Primary Sponsoring Organization
ֱ Gender Studies
Contact Name
Kimberly Kelly
Contact Phone
Contact Email