LECTURES AND PODCASTS
LECTURE ON THE AMERICAN EUGENICS MOVEMENT
I recently had the opportunity to give a lecture at Columbia University Irving Medical Center on the American eugenics movement and how future geneticists can counter their rhetoric. Dr. Lynn Petukhova graciously invited me to speak to her class [P8405 Genetics in Epidemiology] after finding my podcast on the Columbia Daily Spectator. My research on the topic was a fascinating and often disturbing dive into a hidden chapter of American history, one that took me from the Progressive Era through the rise of Cultural Anthropology at Columbia and finally to the advent of genome editing technologies like CRISPR-Cas9.
SCIENCE & SKULLS: COLUMBIA'S EUGENICIST PAST
In this week’s episode of Spectator's podcast, The Ear, reporters Miles Stephenson and Matthew Lucia investigate Columbia’s historical involvement in the study and promotion of eugenics in the early 20th century. What were the varied consequences of Columbia’s advancement of the racist pseudoscience of eugenics? How did pro-eugenics faculty members influence world affairs? Has Columbia since acknowledged its historical ties with eugenics? Listen to find out.
- Voice Acting by Sam Hyman, John Lucia, Randal Stephenson, Tamara Stephenson, and Caroline SanPietro
-Music by Matthew Lucia
-Production and Sound Design by Sam Hyman
-Script Edited by Claudia Gohn and Sam Hyman
COMMUNIST ROMANIA PODCAST W/ GUESTS PETER AND MARION FEIG