“It’s the skin you’re in”: What is this thing called ‘race’ and how does it get into the body?
Presenter: Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
5101 Tolman Hall
This talk will explore the concept of race and discuss how ontological conceptions of race impact the questions we ask, the nature of our scientific investigations, and the conclusions we draw from scientific evidence. I will discuss racism as a determinant of health and the need for conceptual rigor for advancing the study of race, racism and embodiment in social epidemiology. Drawing on recent findings from the African American Women’s Heart & Health Study, the talk will demonstrate the use of mixed methods research and intersectional framing to examine how racism gets into the body to impact health.