The Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Author presented in partnership with Think Forum
On Thursday, September 7, 2023, The Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Author presented in partnership with Think Forum will welcome professor and award-winning author Ruha Benjamin to the Maltz Performing Arts Center Stage.
Ruha Benjamin is Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) and Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want (2022), 2023 winner of the Stowe Prize, among many other publications. Her work investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, knowledge and power.
Ruha earned her BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Spelman College, MA and PhD from UC Berkeley, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA's Institute for Society & Genetics and Harvard's Science, Technology & Society Program. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation Freed Scholar Award, and the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton.
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