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Outstanding Faculty Achievement

May 02, 2022

Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

From Penn Today:

Six faculty and researchers affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania  have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are Yale Goldman, Drew Weissman, and Katalin Karikó of the Perelman School of Medicine, Nicholas Sambanis of the School of Arts & Sciences, Diana Slaughter Kotzin of the Graduate School of Education, and Dorothy E. Roberts, a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor with appointments in the [University of Pennsylvania Carey] Law School and School of Arts & Sciences.

They join more than 260 new members honored in 2022, recognized for their “accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research… .”

Dorothy E. Roberts is the George A. Weiss Professor of Law & Sociology, the Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and professor of Africana studies. She is also the founding director of the Program on Race, Science, and Society. With appointments in the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences, Roberts works at the intersection of law, social justice, science, and health, focusing on urgent social justice issues in policing, family regulation, science, medicine, and bioethics.

Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011);Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). Her newest, “Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World (Basic Books), was published in early April. She is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.

Read more at Penn Today.