Power and Biology: The Global South and the History of Science
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: DO NOT USE
Course Number: LHIS 2221
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
This seminar approaches the history of science from the perspective of the global margins. We will study the contextual connections between biological research, imperialism and postcolonial societies. We will analyze case studies from the history of Eugenics and racism, military research, sexually transmitted diseases and the social and environmental impact of science in the Global South. The course places special emphasis on historical case studies from Latin America and Africa.
Open to Undergraduate students.