Alondra Nelson

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"I think that if we want to understand anything about science and technology, we need to begin with the people who have been the most damaged, the most subjugated by it, but who also, out of that history, are often able to be early adopters...
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Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, will give a plenary lecture during the 2020 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. [Updated Feb. 18, 2020] Watch “The Social Life of DNA and the...
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Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been selected to serve on the National Academy of Medicine’s newly established Committee on Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation in health and medicine. The committee will assess the landscape of...
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Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “It is a deep honor to join the Mellon Board of Trustees,” Nelson said of the appointment...
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Nature has asked seven leading thinkers, including Freeman J. Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, and Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, to select one book from history that speaks to...
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Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, will participate in a forum as part of the National Academy of Medicine's annual meeting and symposium on artificial intelligence in health care, healthy longevity, and human genome editing, among other...
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Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been inducted as the 2019 Ernest W. Burgess Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in recognition of her contributions to society through research and public service...
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With the opening of the academic year on September 23, the Institute for Advanced Study welcomes an extraordinary group of new Faculty— Suzanne Conklin Akbari , Jacob Lurie , Alondra Nelson , Jim Stone , and Misha Tsodyks —who bring...
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Affirmative consent is a rule on many college campuses, and some states have made it a legal standard in defining sexual assault. Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, joins The New Yorker's Joshua Rothman to explore...
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Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been selected to serve on the Obama Presidency Oral History Advisory Board, composed of leading presidential historians, including Robert Dallek and Douglas Brinkley; acclaimed journalists such as Michele Norris and...
Alondra Nelson, incoming Professor and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science , joins Joshua Rothman for an episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour to discuss reparations—how they would work, and who would be eligible. Nelson speaks with prominent scholars...
Alondra Nelson, an acclaimed sociologist, author, and researcher who explores questions in science, technology, and social inequality, has been appointed Professor and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July 1, 2019. “In light of...