Past Member

Ruha Benjamin

Social Science
Field of Study
Science and Technology Studies, Critical Race Studies
From 9/2016 – 6/2017:

Ruha Benjamin is studying the relationship between science, law, and society in the wake of new policies that restrict foreign access to a population’s genetic information. Examining how genomic knowledge circulates across government initiatives, private enterprises, and subaltern mobilization, she argues that genomics is powerful and problematic due to its epistemic and normative agility, rather than its strict enforcement of hierarchy.

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 2008