IAMSE #VirtualForum22 Welcomes UCLA’s Aaron Panofsky

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) invites you to join us for our inaugural Virtual Forum! Join us December 2-3 and 5-6 as we host workshops, ignite talks, posters, lightning talks, roundtable discussions and more. Borders come in all forms, from geo-political to socio-economic, from online to face to face, and from diversity to experience levels. This forum will feature conversations that showcase the borders but give actionable suggestions on how to remove them and build community. The second of our four ignite speakers is Aaron Panofsky from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States. He will present Confronting Misappropriation: A Case Study in Racist Counterscience on Monday, December 5, 2022.

Confronting Misappropriation: A Case Study in Racist Counterscience

Aaron Panofsky, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, Public Policy, and Sociology
Presented on Monday, December 5, 2022

This presentation draws from a long-term project on racist and white nationalist genetic misappropriations. It shows open science infrastructures and norms of intellectual freedom have been exploited to create a racist counterscience on the boundaries of legitimate scientific research institutions. Racist misappropriations of science create a series of various dilemmas for scientific researchers. How should we respond?