Symposium on Diverse Epistemologies: Mending a Broken Biology: Human Diversity, Disinformation, and a New Way Forward

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Center for Black Studies Research, South Hall 4603, UCSB

In this presentation, Dr. Ogbunu integrates concepts from population genetics with ideas grounded in the social sciences to reimagine a biology that is reflective, more technically sound, less reliant on essential categories, and better equipped to dismantle pernicious falsehoods.

Join us as we welcome Dr. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, and an external Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Ogbunu is a computational biologist whose research investigates complex problems in epidemiology, biomedicine, genetics, and evolution. In addition, he runs a parallel research program at the intersection of science, society, and culture. In this capacity, he has written about race science, Afrofuturism, misinformation, and related topics for venues like Undark, WIRED, and The Atlantic.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served!

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