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At the Edge: Dr. Alondra Nelson, Scholar & Author

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At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon

At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon


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In this episode, Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin interviews Dr. Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, whose latest  work Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination brings to light the significance of the Black Panther Party's role in challenging mainstream medicine's mistreatment of and discrimination against poor people of African descent in the United States.  Dr. Nelson, whose groundbreaking work on theorization of Afrofuturism continues to inspire scholars, will discuss her book, as well as other aspects of her research.