The return of racial science in university research
THE RETURN OF RACIAL SCIENCE IN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, Stellenbosch University, and President of the Academy of Science of South Africa
This lecture will argue that the so-called global return of racial science in research, as outlined in Angela Saini’s brilliant work, Superior, has never really left the content and conduct of research in South African universities. To make this point, this lecture will show how racial essentialism continues to show up in medical science disciplines like anatomy and genetics, as well as in social science and humanities research about Coloured people.
This lecture will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link.
Saini, A. 2019. Superior: The Return of Race Science. Boston: Beacon Press.