Technology, Race & the Law

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Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
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Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
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Course Description

This seminar will examine the myriad social and legal issues that lie at the intersection of technology, race, and the law. Informed by the nascent field of critical race and technology studies, this seminar seeks to understand the impact that technology has had on our understandings of racial difference while exploring the manner in which science and technology can perpetuate racism and disparate social outcomes. This course will address the racialized aspects of cutting-edge issues such as predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, algorithmic bias, biotechnology and race-based health research, population and ancestry genetics, surveillance technologies, digital databases, and social media platforms.

Course Offerings 2024-2025

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Spring Term 2024-2025


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