Past Member

Ruha Benjamin

AMIAS Member

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Science and Technology Studies, Critical Race Studies

Home Institution

Princeton University
From
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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

Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D.
2008