The Taboo of Race: Color-blind Racism and the Violent Brain
Dr. Oliver Rollins is a sociologist who explores the ways race, racism, and other social processes of inequality impact the making and use of neuroscience. His book, Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of The Violent Brain (Stanford University Press, July 2021), traces the development of neuroimaging research on criminal behaviors, with special attention to the limits of this controversial brain model when dealing with aspects of social difference, power, and inequality. Currently, he is working on two new projects, one that examines the challenges, consequences, and promises of the neuroscience of implicit racial bias, and another that focuses on the politics of and potentials for social justice orientated mind and brain sciences.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Equity and the Black Faculty/Staff Association.
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