A Brief History of Race in the Western Thought

Race, as a concept, has important ontology in American society. In order to understand the relationship between race, genetic research, and the American class structure, it is necessary to first understand the historical production of race. The following section does not intend to be a comprehensive history of race but merely highlight trends in Europe…

Abstract for “Geno-colonisation: How science executes structural violence”

Below is the abstract for my newest article in review with Race & Class: Social institutions such as healthcare and education have been examined through a lens of structural violence— the systematic ways by which social institutions place certain members at a disadvantage thus causing various types of harm. However, science has escaped such scrutiny. In…

‘Archived’ My Last Project: Genetics, Race, and Class

One of the goals of contemporary human population genetics is to understand the distribution of humans globally, using population clusters to designate groups of people. Some researchers in the 21st century use this clustering to argue for the cogency of traditional Western racial types (see: Jorde and Wooding 2004 and Risch et al. 2002). However,…