Dorothy Robert is a new PSC Research Associate

Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss Professor of Law and Sociology, the Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Africana Studies. She is also the founding director of the Program on Race, Science, and Society (PRSS) in the School of Arts and Sciences.  She is an expert on race, gender, inequality, and reproductive health and reproductive rights.  Her February 2016 paper in Science (with Sarah Tischkoff and others) takes issue with the so-called genetic basis of race, and suggests that we distinguish populations, not races.  The July/August issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette contains a terrific article on Professor Roberts, summarizing this and related research.  In November, she will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Family Planning.