Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson (@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 recent books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. She is chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology and serves on the editorial boards of Social Studies of Science and Public Culture.

Selected Publications:
  1. ​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.
  2. Nelson, A. (2016). The longue durée of Black Lives Matter. American Journal of Public Health, 106(10), 1734-1737.