I am an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles jointly appointed in the Department of African American Studies and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics in the Division of Life Sciences. I am the author of the widely acclaimed Divine Variations and the founding director of the BioCritical Studies Lab--an interdisciplinary space committed to studying how discrimination, inequality, and resilience are embodied in human and nonhuman beings. I am currently working on a third book, States of Loss: The Moral, Racial, and Economic Politics of Death Investigation in America.
My teaching, research, and community engagement are concerned with the social, political, and ethical conditions that produce and abolish discrimination within our society.
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HOW CHRISTIAN THOUGHT BECAME RACIAL SCIENCE