In conversation with Samira Ahmed
Sunday 6th October 2019, 12.45-1.45pm
Baillie Gifford BIg Tent
Explore how and why racial difference has seen a resurgence as a tool of political threat with this award-winning science writer.
'We can draw lines across the world any way we choose, and in the history of race science, people have. What matters isn’t where the lines are drawn, but what they mean.'
In her new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, award-winning science journalist and author of Inferior Angela Saini goes back to Darwin, through eugenics, to the work of cutting-edge research today, showing how time and again science has been retrofitted to endorse cultural assumptions about race. Saini dissects the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism persists to this day and how politics plays into our understanding of race.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.