Ruha Benjamin

Ruha Benjamin (@ruha9) is associate professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her work investigates the relationship between innovation and equity, science and citizenship, health and justice. Ruha is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier, two forthcoming books, and numerous other articles and chapters available here. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study, and President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton.

Select Publications:
  1. Benjamin, R. (2020). (In)visible portraits: Rewriting our cultural code. Kind.est.
  2. Benjamin, R. (2019). Race after technology: Abolitionist tools for the new Jim Code. New York: Polity.
  3. Benjamin, R. (Ed.) (2019). Captivating technology: Race, carceral technoscience, and liberatory imagination in everyday life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  4. Benjamin, R. (2018). Black AfterLives Matter: Cultivating kinfulness as reproductive justice. In A. Clarke & D. Haraway (Eds.), Making kin not population: Reconceiving generations. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press.