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Dorothy Roberts

5 out of 5

Scholar, Social Justice Advocate

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 Dorothy Roberts Biography

Dorothy Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also the founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on race, gender, and class inequities in U.S. institutions and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive freedom, child welfare, and bioethics. She is the author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997/Vintage, 2017), Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2001), and Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2011), as well as co-editor of six books. She has also published more than 100 articles and essays in books and scholarly journals, including the 2019 Foreword to Harvard Law Review’s Supreme Court issue, “Abolition Constitutionalism.”

Roberts’s research has been supported by fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Brocher Foundation, Harvard University Program in Ethics and the Professions, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, and the Fulbright Program. She has served on the boards of directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform and on the advisory boards of the Center for Genetics and Society, Generations Ahead, and Still She Rises. Recent recognitions of her work include 2019 New Voices for Reproductive Justice Voice of Vision Award; 2019 Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rutgers UniversityNewark; 2017 election to the National Academy of Medicine; 2016 Tanner Lectures on Human Values; 2016 Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award; 2016 Harvard Women’s Law Association “Women Inspiring Change;” 2015 American Psychiatric Association Solomon Carter Fuller Award; and 2011 election as a Hastings Center Fellow. Her TEDTalk, “The Problem with Race-Based Medicine,” has more than one million views. Roberts is currently writing a book on abolishing the family policing system.

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Books
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

Speaking Topics
  • Mistreating Health Inequities in the Genomic Age

    Doctors and biomedical researchers in the United States have long defined disease and treated patients according to race. Although the map of the human genome confirmed that race is not written in our genes, we are witnessing the re-creation of race in biological terms using cutting-edge genomic science and biotechnologies, such as race-specific medicines and ancestry tests, that incorporate false assumptions about racial difference. Although genetics can help find cures for common diseases, such as cancer, the genetic concept of race misunderstands the nature of human difference and masks the devastating impact of racism on our bodies and society. Instead, good medicine and health justice require affirming our common humanity by working to end social inequities supported by the political system of race.

News
  • Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?

    Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genome that are important for health and development, such as the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia. And scientists noticed that genetic variants are more common in some races, which makes it seem like race is important in genetics research.

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Dorothy Roberts

5 out of 5

Scholar, Social Justice Advocate

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Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
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Dorothy Roberts Biography

Dorothy Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also the founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on race, gender, and class inequities in U.S. institutions and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive freedom, child welfare, and bioethics. She is the author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997/Vintage, 2017), Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2001), and Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2011), as well as co-editor of six books. She has also published more than 100 articles and essays in books and scholarly journals, including the 2019 Foreword to Harvard Law Review’s Supreme Court issue, “Abolition Constitutionalism.”

Roberts’s research has been supported by fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Brocher Foundation, Harvard University Program in Ethics and the Professions, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, and the Fulbright Program. She has served on the boards of directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform and on the advisory boards of the Center for Genetics and Society, Generations Ahead, and Still She Rises. Recent recognitions of her work include 2019 New Voices for Reproductive Justice Voice of Vision Award; 2019 Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rutgers UniversityNewark; 2017 election to the National Academy of Medicine; 2016 Tanner Lectures on Human Values; 2016 Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award; 2016 Harvard Women’s Law Association “Women Inspiring Change;” 2015 American Psychiatric Association Solomon Carter Fuller Award; and 2011 election as a Hastings Center Fellow. Her TEDTalk, “The Problem with Race-Based Medicine,” has more than one million views. Roberts is currently writing a book on abolishing the family policing system.

Dorothy Roberts Videos

  • Dorothy Roberts | The Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture 2019
    An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, Dorothy Roberts, J.D., has written and lectured extensively...
  • Transformative Thinkers: Professor Dorothy Roberts
    An increasing demand for specialization and the intense competition among peer institutions to recruit and retain the nation’s most preeminent...
  • Dorothy E. Roberts, “Killing the Black Body: A Twenty-Year Retrospective”
    Professor Dorothy E. Roberts delivered the Henry L. Gates Jr., Lecture, “Killing the Black Body: A Twenty-Year Retrospective,” on April 27, 2017,...

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Dorothy Roberts Speaking Topics

  • Mistreating Health Inequities in the Genomic Age

    Doctors and biomedical researchers in the United States have long defined disease and treated patients according to race. Although the map of the human genome confirmed that race is not written in our genes, we are witnessing the re-creation of race in biological terms using cutting-edge genomic science and biotechnologies, such as race-specific medicines and ancestry tests, that incorporate false assumptions about racial difference. Although genetics can help find cures for common diseases, such as cancer, the genetic concept of race misunderstands the nature of human difference and masks the devastating impact of racism on our bodies and society. Instead, good medicine and health justice require affirming our common humanity by working to end social inequities supported by the political system of race.

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  • How to book Dorothy Roberts?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dorothy Roberts for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dorothy Roberts, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dorothy Roberts or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dorothy Roberts?

    Booking fees for Dorothy Roberts, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dorothy Roberts, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dorothy Roberts?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dorothy Roberts for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dorothy Roberts for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dorothy Roberts or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dorothy Roberts or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dorothy Roberts is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dorothy Roberts for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dorothy Roberts generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Ellen McGirt, Clayborne Carson, Wesley Morris and Ijeoma Oluo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dorothy Roberts for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dorothy Roberts Speaker Videos

  • Dorothy Roberts | The Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture 2019
    An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, Dorothy Roberts, J.D., has written and lectured extensively on the intersection of race and gender in U.S....
    Transformative Thinkers: Professor Dorothy Roberts
    An increasing demand for specialization and the intense competition among peer institutions to recruit and retain the nation’s most preeminent scholars are critical factors in the Law School’s...
  • Dorothy E. Roberts, “Killing the Black Body: A Twenty-Year Retrospective”
    Professor Dorothy E. Roberts delivered the Henry L. Gates Jr., Lecture, “Killing the Black Body: A Twenty-Year Retrospective,” on April 27, 2017, at the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale...

Dorothy Roberts Speaking Topics

  • Mistreating Health Inequities in the Genomic Age

    Doctors and biomedical researchers in the United States have long defined disease and treated patients according to race. Although the map of the human genome confirmed that race is not written in our genes, we are witnessing the re-creation of race in biological terms using cutting-edge genomic science and biotechnologies, such as race-specific medicines and ancestry tests, that incorporate false assumptions about racial difference. Although genetics can help find cures for common diseases, such as cancer, the genetic concept of race misunderstands the nature of human difference and masks the devastating impact of racism on our bodies and society. Instead, good medicine and health justice require affirming our common humanity by working to end social inequities supported by the political system of race.

Dorothy Roberts News

  • Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?

    Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genome that are important for health and development, such as the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia. And scientists noticed that genetic variants are more common in some races, which makes it seem like race is important in genetics research.

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