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Shay-Akil McLean

Social & Natural Scientist

Social & Natural Scientist

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Buffalo, NY, USA
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Shay-Akil McLean Biography

Dr. Shay-Akil McLean, Ph.D., is a Queer Trans masculine & genderqueer man (they/he) racialized as Black, on stolen Indigenous land, an educator, organizer, writer, public intellectual, human biologist, geneticist, biological anthropologist & sociologist. Dr. McLean earned their Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) School of Integrative Biology’s Program for Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology (PEEC).

Dr. McLean studies how systems of human practices produce the differential distribution of health, illness, quality of life, and death. He is also the founder of the free political education website & the free scientific ethics website

Dr. McLean studies Du Boisian sociology, STS/HASTS, race/ism, human health demography, evolutionary genetics, & theoretical population genetics. They hold degrees in both biological anthropology (BA & MA) & sociology (BA & MA). Dr. McLean uses this training to study bioethics, medical ethics, philosophy of biology, theoretical population genetics, evolutionary theory, human ecology, health inequities, & knowledge production.

Dr. McLean’s Master’s work in biological anthropology looked at the effects of food insecurity, poverty, & racial residential segregation on the dental health of low-income Black people in the 4th poorest city in the United States. It is through this work that Dr. McLean began developing community-based grassroots interventions that focus on changing marginalized’s people’s relationships to knowledge & power. The goal of Dr. McLean’s work is to produce otherwise alternative by creating the conditions required to achieve strategic gains toward organizing communities against the structural violence killing colonized & racialized peoples & the earth.

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Shay-Akil McLean Speaking Topics

  • Race/ism: A Human Ecological System

    Race/ism was created by European colonizers in order to seize land, labor, & gain control of the means of production. For every capitalist crisis, market disaster, & form of resistance that colonizers met from colonized peoples, they created a “new race”. Using a historically grounded analysis of race/ism & Darwinian evolutionary human biology, Dr. McLean discusses the role of racist colonial capitalism in creating & reproducing the major health inequities we see in colonized populations.

Shay-Akil McLean Videos

  • Dr. Shay-Akil McLean & Blair Imani Discuss Race | Read This to Get Smarter
  • Shay-Akil McLean's adventures as a man with a uterus
  • Shay-Akil McLean, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Shay-Akil McLean is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Race/ism: A Human Ecological System. The estimated speaking fee range to book Shay-Akil McLean for your event is available upon request. Shay-Akil McLean generally travels from Buffalo, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Gregory Stock, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, John Zogby and William Julius Wilson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shay-Akil McLean for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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