DEI Seminar 2/16: Recognizing and Responding to Racism: Lessons for Health and Medicine

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Whitehead Institute
455 Main St Cambridge,
02142 MA




The Institute’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Seminar Series continues with Dr. Matthew Clair, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and (by courtesy) the Law School at  Stanford University.Dr. Clair’s talk, titled “Recognizing and Responding to Racism: Lessons for Health and Medicine”, will explore social inequities in medicine.
The Seminar will be held virtually on Wednesday February 16th from 1 – 2 PM (Zoom details below). Dr. Clair’s research to date has focused on inequality and violence in the criminal legal system, legal institutions, and the legal profession. He is the author of the award-winning book Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court (Princeton University Press, 2020). He has also published in several academic and popular outlets, including Criminology, Social Science & Medicine, Social Forces, The Guardian, and The Nation. Dr. Clair has received funding from the National Science Foundation and awards from the American Sociological Association, the American Society of Criminology, the Law & Society Association, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Clair was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Quattrone Center. He holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.

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