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  • National Academies of Science International Summit on Human Gene Editing, Invited panelist. “Interrogating Equity in Human Genetic Engineering.” | Washington DC, December.
  • American Anthropological Association Executive Session, Invited panelist. “Informed Refusal: Salvaging the Capacity to Talk Back.” | Denver, CO, November.
  • Columbia University Alternative Ethnographies Seminar, Invited lecture. “Writing the Future: Reimagining Race, Science, and Subjectivity in 2064.” | New York, NY, November.
  • Association for Independent Schools in New England, Invited keynote. “Race Unplugged: Moving Beyond Media Sound Bytes.” | Chelmsford, MA, November.
  • Drexel University Center for Science, Technology, and Society Colloquium, Invited lecture. “Star Trek Meets the Black Panthers: Experimenting with STS In and Outside the Academy.” | Philadelphia, PA, October.
  • Rutgers University Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research Colloquium, Invited lecture. “Innovation, Health Equity, and the Sociological Imagination.” | New Brunswick, NJ, October.
  • Johns Hopkins University Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture, Invited Keynote. | Baltimore, MD, October.
  • European Students’ Conference on Science or Fiction? Imagine the Future of Medicine, Invited keynote. “Back to the Future: What are we forgetting as medicine moves forward?” | Berlin, Germany, September.
  • Pan European Healthcare Summit, Invited keynote. “Envisioning Equity & Innovation in an Era of Personalized Medicine.” | Dublin, Ireland, September.
  • 25th Anniversary of Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section Conference, Invited plenary. “Catching Our Breath: SKAT and the Carceral Imagination.” | Chicago, IL, August.
  • Emory University Biotech and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit, Distinguished faculty speaker, “Alienating Ethics.” | Atlanta, GA, May.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Justice, Ethics, and Public Life Series, Invited speaker. “Justice, Ethics, and Public Life.” | Princeton, NJ, May.
  • University of California Santa Cruz Science and Justice Center, Invited speaker. “People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.” | Santa Cruz, CA, May.
  • Princeton University Graduate Studies, Invited panelist. “BlkStudiesDigitalAge: Race, Digital Media, and Social Networks.” | Princeton, NJ, April.
  • College of New Jersey African American Studies, Invited lecture. “Discriminatory Design: Whose Future Are We Designing?” | Ewing, NJ, April.
  • Eastern Sociological Association Presidential Panel, Invited panelist. “Current Debates Over Race, DNA, and Genetics.” | New York, NY, February.
  • Eastern Sociological Association Author Meets Critics, Invited panelist. “Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling” by L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy | New York, NY, February.
  • Princeton Program on History of Science Histories of the Future Workshop, Invited panelist. “Black to the Future: Rethinking Race, Science, and Subjectivity.” | Princeton, NJ, February.
  • TEDx, Invited speaker. “From Park Bench to Lab Bench: Whose Future Are We Designing?” | Baltimore, MD, January.
  • Emory University Center for Ethics, Invited lecture. “Race for Cures: On the Racial Politics of ‘Difference’ in the Life Sciences.” | Atlanta, GA, January.
  • “Racial Destiny or Dexterity? The Global Circulation of Genomics as an Empowerment Idiom.” MIT Science, Technology, and Society colloquium, Invited speaker. | Cambridge, MA, December.
  • “The Emperor’s New Genes: Mapping and Marketing Populations in a Global Context.” University of Pennsylvania Program on Race, Science, and Society colloquium, Invited speaker. | Philadelphia, PA, October.
  • “The Post-Postracial Ethic and the Spirit of Biocapitalism.” American Sociological Association Critical Sociology Mini-Conference, Session on Racism and Capitalism, Invited panelist. | San Francisco, CA, August.
  • “Front Door to Social Change.” University of California Berkeley School of Law Celebration of Troy Duster, Invited panelist. | Berkeley, CA, August.
  • “Can the Subaltern Genome Code?” UC Humanities Research Institute & Witwatersrand Institute for Social & Economic Research Archives of the Non-Racial Workshop, Invited speaker. | Johannesburg, SA, June.
  • “People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.” PBS and NOVA Education Science Café, Invited speaker. | Cambridge, MA, May.
  • “Sankofa Science: On the Legacy of Ms. Henrietta Lacks.” National Human Genome Research Institute and Brooklyn Public Library, Invited panelist. | Brooklyn, NY, May.
  • “Forgetting to Remember: What Happens When Too Much Data and Too Little Reflection Mix?” 15th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression, Invited keynote. | Reading, PA, April.
  • “Can the Subaltern Genome Code?” Harvard University Science, Identity & Ethnicity: States and Citizens in Global Knowledge Regimes, Invited panelist. | Cambridge, MA, April.
  • “I Have a Nightmare: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Punishment.” Tufts University Barack Obama and Democracy Annual Conference, Invited keynote.  | Medford, MA, April.
  • “Playing the Game or Hacking the System?” Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Women Annual Conference. Invited keynote. | Cambridge, MA, April.
  • “Science as Storytelling: Culturing Race, Power, and Biology in the Petri Dish.” University of Vermont, Invited speaker. | Burlington, VT, April.
  • “People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.” Boston University Discoveries Lecture Series, Invited speaker. | Boston, MA, March.
  • “Race Unplugged: Beyond Sound Bytes of Pundits, Politicians, and Pop Culture.” University of Wisconsin Contemporary Issues Lecture Series, Invited speaker. | Whitewater, WI, March.
  • “Civic and Cellular Potentiality: Biological Citizens and Defectors on the Stem Cell Frontier.” UC Irvine Science and Its Publics: Exploring Emergent Forms of Public Engagement, Invited panelist. | Irvine, CA, October.
  • “People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.” University of Pretoria Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Invited speaker. | Pretoria, South Africa, September.
  • “Biopolitical Citizenship in the 21sst Century.” UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics Commencement Address, Invited speaker. | Los Angeles, CA, June.
  • “Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age” by Jonathan Kahn. Law and Society Annual Meeting Author Meets Reader, Invited panelist. | Boston, MA, June.
  • “Reconsidering Race: Cross-Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches” workshop. Invited Panelist. Texas A&M University | College Station, May.
  • “Sankofa Science: social histories, medical futures, and public participation on the stem cell frontier”. Invited Speaker. Boston University African Studies Walter Rodney Lecture Series | Boston, MA, April.
  • “People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier”. Invited Speaker. University of California San Francisco Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences | San Francisco, CA, April.
  • “People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier”. Invited Speaker. University of California Berkeley “Speculative Visions of Race, Technology, Science, and Survival” conference | Berkeley, CA, March.
  • “Sankofa Science: social histories, medical futures, and public participation on the stem cell frontier”. Invited Speaker. Georgia Institute of Technology School of History, Technology, & Society colloquia | Atlanta, GA, Feb.
  • “The Times of Race” workshop. Invited Panelist. Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research | Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb.
  • “Biology, medicine, and race beyond the genome” workshop. Invited Panelist. Nanyang Technological University | Singapore, Jan.
  • The Genes Speak: Reifying Race, Gender, and Sex in the New Biopolitics”. Invited Panelist. Association of American Law Schools Bio-Law section | New Orleans, LA, Jan.
  • “Sankofa Science-Making: a new-old toolkit for designing participatory science”. Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting | Copenhagen, Denmark. Oct.
  • “Los más europeos”: what to make of the persistence of whiteness in population genomics? Invited Speaker. UCLA Workshop on Biohistories: Biological markers and human population in historical context. | LA, CA, May.
  • “Architectures for Life” Science & Democracy Symposium. Invited Panelist. Harvard University Program on Science, Technology and Society | Cambridge, MA. April.
  • “White Codes: Mapping Biological Race in the Postcolony”. Invited Speaker. University of Amsterdam Conference on Race/Whiteness in Comparative Perspective | Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dec.
  • “Provincializing Science: Genomic Sovereignty and the Mapping & Marketing of Ethnoracial Diversity”. Invited Panelist. Tarrytown Meetings | Tarrytown, NY. July.
  • “The Emperor’s New Drugs: Ethnic Niche Markets and Genomic Sovereignty After BiDil”. Invited Panelist. Tarrytown Meetings | Tarrytown, NY. July.
  • “Provincializing Science: Racial Thought and Human Difference”. Invited Speaker. University of Warwick Research Symposia on Postcolonial Cosmopolitanisms | Coventry, United Kingdom. May.
  • “A Lab of Their Own: Genomic Sovereignty as Postcolonial Science Policy?” Invited Speaker. Harvard University Program on Science, Technology and Society | Cambridge, MA. April.
  • “Race for Cures: Mapping & Marketing Ethnoracial Diversity”. Invited Speaker. Brown University Race & Genomics Lecture Series | Providence, RI. April.
  • “‘Disparity’ in Our BioPolitical Imagination: Mapping the Future of Medicine on the History of Race”. Co-organizer and speaker. Boston University African American Studies Annual Symposium | Boston, MA. Feb.
  • “Ethnic Drugs as Public Health?” Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science. Alfred I. Tauber Forum on the Race Debate in Public Health Genomics. Invited Speaker. Race Debate in Public Health Genomics | Boston, MA. Nov.
  • “Ambivalence-in-Action: Racial & Gendered Genealogies of Stem Cell Recruitment & Resistance”. Science, Knowledge, and Technology Session. American Sociological Association | Atlanta, GA. Aug.
  • “Reporting Genetics and Aboriginal Health”. Invited Panelist. University of British Columbia School of Journalism and Genome British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada. March.
  • “Race for Cures: Black Bodies and the Production of Uncertainty at Medicine’s Frontier”. Invited Speaker. UCLA Ralph J. Bunche African American Studies Program Circle of Thought Forum | Los Angeles, CA. Feb.
  • “The Privatization of Science: Commercialized Knowing and its Discontents”. Invited Panelist. Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting | Washington D.C. Oct. ’09.
  • “New and Emerging Claims for the Biological Basis of Social Behavior: Political Implications for the Sociological Community”. Invited Panelist for Special Session. American Sociological Association | SF, CA. Aug. ’09.
  • “Scientific Pioneering and Insurgent Political Frames”. UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Colloquium Series | Berkeley, CA. Sept. ’07.
  • “Frontier Notes: Settler and Native Accounts of Stem Cell Science”. UC Berkeley Stem Cell Center Asilomar Retreat | Monterey, CA. May ’07.
  • “Fixing Race: Minority Health Advocacy and the Politics of Therapy”. Science, Technology, Ethics, and Law Association Colloquium | Berkeley, CA. April ’07.
  • “Why Aren’t More Cord Blood Transplants Performed For Children with Sickle Cell Anemia?” National Sickle Cell Disease Program Annual Meeting | Memphis, TN. April ’06.
  • “Are Your Hands Clean? Social and Political Implications of the New Genetic and Reproductive Technologies”. Spelman College Toni Cade Bambara Annual Conference | Atlanta, GA. March ’06.
  • “Bush Science vs. Pure Science: Nature, Nation, and the Supernatural Converge”. Crossing Borders Ethnic Studies Conference | Los Angeles, CA. March ’06.
  • “Racing Categories, Categorizing Race”. Columbia University Conf. on Categories | New York, NY. Oct ‘04.
  • “Anything But Free: Politics of containment, public health care, and premature death” with Osagie K. Obasogie. American Sociological Association | San Francisco, CA. Aug. ’04.