Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies of Columbia University Alondra Nelson, PhD, will present the DAHSM Culpeper Seminar, on May 4, 3:30 – 5 PM, at Laurel Heights.
'Not Just Fun and Games: The Sociopolitical Import of "Recreational" Genetics'
DNA is a master key that unlocks medical and forensic secrets, but its genealogical life is revelatory. Tracing genealogy is now the second-most popular hobby amongst Americans. This billion-dollar industry has spawned popular television shows, websites, and a booming heritage tourism circuit. But as Nelson will de-scribe, genetic genealogy is also being propelled into a variety of sociopolitical uses, including kin-keeping. See the flyer for more details.
This event is open to the entire UCSF community!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Laurel Heights, Room 474, Room 474