Seed And Soil: Black Eugenic Thought In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries

Ayah Nuriddin

New York Academy of Medicine and Weill Cornell's Heberden Society

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 5:00 pm EST

Weill Cornell Medicine
1300 York Avenue
Room A-126
and Online Here.

Join Ayah Nuriddin as she examines the complex and often paradoxical ways in which African Americans imagined the utility of racial science and eugenics for challenging scientific racism and advocating for racial equality. Her lecture will trace how the ongoing legacies of racial science continue to shape African American articulations of racial formation and health disparities, in addition to activism around health inequality.
About the Speaker
Ayah Nuriddin, PhD is a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows and Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and African American Studies at Princeton University. She holds a PhD in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University. Her research has been supported by the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine and the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Her work has been published in Historical Studies of Natural Science, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, and The Lancet. She has appeared on the Disability History Association podcast and American History TV on C-Span. In 2020 along with Antoine S. Johnson and Elise A. Mitchell, she compiled a free online syllabus on the history of anti-racism in medicine.