This past week Ayesha Rasheed and I wrote a piece that featured on the Hasting's Center Blog, you can read it here. Both of us are deeply interested in the ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications) of Genetics Research and together started thinking about a few central questions: What processes, developments, movements earlier in the [...]
I had a friend recently ask for a reading list on race and genetics. They had read the NYT OpEd by Bret Stephens and wanted to understand why race science continues to exist, how people think about genetics, and how people think about race in relation to genetics. In response, I've compiled the following. Recommendations [...]
Nature recently released a news feature titled: The promise and peril of the new science of social genomics A very well-written piece, in which I make a small appearance. Maya Sabatello is quoted in the piece speaking on something I truly align with: “One of the main concerns is not so much the study of genomics, [...]
“Upon the subject of education…I can only say that I view it as the most important subject, which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least, a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may duly [...]
Motivation for my latest paper: 1.We live in a world where genomic data is increasingly accessible. 2.There is a growing discussion on whether/how it might be relevant to edu. 3.We live in a highly stratified society where racism & classism are entrenched - genetics has been used to validate this Basic principles of the paper: [...]
Hello world! It's been a long time since I've come back to this blog, but it doesn't mean I've stopped the work. If you haven't seen it yet, here is my most recent piece of writing on Adversarial Collaboration: https://bold.expert/what-does-genetics-mean-for-educational-equity/ More to come soon as I update on the last few months!
Check out a blog post I wrote last week for Cambridge University FERSA on the challenges of research access and conducting accessible research!
By Daphne Martschenko,Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
InSeptember 1998, my mother walked me the ten minutes from our home in suburban Virginia to Mosby Woods Elementary School, named after the American Confederate Ranger John Singleton Mosby. I was to be enrolled in the first grade. When my parents tell me this story, they talk about my mother’s thick Nigerian accent and my grandmother, who spoke no English, and who accompanied us that day. Soon after I was enrolled, I was placed into a remedial reading program. According to my father, who is White, this was without justification: the school assumed I was growing up in a single-parent immigrant household with limited English. After he went to Mosby Woods to ask why I had been identified for special education, I found myself back in the ‘regular’ classroom.
My experiences with the US education…
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