Science and Race

Sandip Bhatt

Research Interests: Performance validation/error assessment practices for automated and semi-automated inference systems where ‘gold standard’ truth data is difficult or impossible to obtain, the ways in which these practices have (and have not) evolved over time, how they privilege certain metrics over others (e.g. quantitative over qualitative, representative cases over edge cases), and how they reflect the valuation of different types of labor (e.g. coding vs. manual review) within the development community.

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Rory Brinkmann

Research Interests: History of Medicine, postcolonial studies, science and race.

Rory Brinkmann is an MD-PhD student at Harvard Medical School and Harvard GSAS's Department of the History of Science. He is interested in the social structuring of 21st and 20th century transnational biomedicine with attention to postcolonial contexts. He completed his B.A. at Bowdoin College and an M.Phil at the University of Oxford.

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Eli Nelson

Assistant Professor, American Studies, Williams College

Research Interests: Native science; indigeneity and science; science and nation building; intellectual decolonization movements; New Deal sciences; traditional ecological knowledge, history of anthropology and archeology; environmental history; postcolonial, feminist and queer theory; haudenosaunee (Six Nations) history; postcolonial material history and museum studies.


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