Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson (@alondra, @socialifeofdna) is president of the Social Science Research Council and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute of Advanced Study. A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, her books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination, and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. She is president-elect of the Society for Social Studies of Science and past-chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology.

Selected Publications:
  1. Nelson, A. (2020). Weapons for when bigotry claims science as its ally. Nature.
  2. ​Zook, M., Barocas, S., boyd, d., Crawford, K., Keller, E., Gangadharan, S. P., Goodman, A., Hollander, R., Koenig, B. A., Metcalf, J., Narayanan, A., Nelson, A., & Pasquale, F. (2017). Ten simple rules for responsible big data research. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(3), e1005399.
  3. Nelson, A. (2016). The social life of DNA: Race, reparations, and reconciliation after the genome. Boston: Beacon Press.
  4. Nelson, A. (2016). The longue durée of Black Lives Matter. American Journal of Public Health, 106(10), 1734-1737.
  5. Nelson, A. (2013). Body and soul: The Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  6. Wailoo, K., Nelson, A. and Lee, C. (Eds.) (2012). Genetics and the unsettled past: The collision of DNA, race and history. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  7. Nelson, A., & Hwang, J. W. (2011). Roots and revelation: Genetic ancestry Tracing and the YouTube Generation. In L. Nakamura & P. Chow-White (Eds.), Race After the Internet. New York: Routledge.
  8. Nelson, A. (Ed.) (2002). Afrofuturism. Special Issue of Social Text 20(2).
  9. Nelson, A., Tu, T. L. N., & Hines, A. H. (Eds.) (2001). TechniColor: Race, technology, and everyday life. New York: New York University Press.