Mellon Course Development Grant
I am collaborating with Dan Stoebel, a colleague in the Biology department at Harvey Mudd, to develop a new course "Genetics and Race." We aim to address two major questions in this course: As the field of genetics has rapidly grown and transformed since 1900, what impact (if any) have changing genetics theories had on scientific accounts of race? How have these scientific conversations influenced popular conversations about race as well as education policy, medical practice and funding for scientific research? Throughout the course, we will teach the underlying genetic concepts when they are crucial to understanding the history.