NYU sociology professor to lecture about the nature of race
The title of Morning’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “The Nature of Race: Investigating Concepts of Human Difference.”
Her talk is sponsored by W&L’s Mudd Center for Ethics and is the first lecture in W&L’s 2014-2015: Race and Justice in America, a year-long interdisciplinary symposium.
Her doctoral thesis was a co-recipient of the American Sociological Association’s 2005 Dissertation Award and was published in 2011 by the University of California Press with the title “The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference.” She is also the author or co-author of over 18 articles.
During the academic year 2014-15, Morning will be a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She is currently a member of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.
Morning was the recipient of a 2008-09 Fulbright research award to visit the University of Milan-Bicocca and has consulted on racial statistics for the European Commission in Brussels. She was a member of the National Academies of Science 2007-2011 Standing Committee on Research and Evidentiary Standards.
The annual Mudd Distinguished Lecture in Ethics on Oct. 1 brings to W&L Charles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and director of the Charles Hamilton Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University.