Author Harriet A. Washington will deliver a lecture titled “Medical Apartheid,” based on her book by the same name, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 4:15 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center, Kirkland Endowment, Dean of Faculty, and the Women's Studies Department.
Washington is the author of Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself (2012) and of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (2008), which won the 2007 National Book Critics' Circle Award and was named one of the year's Best Books by Publishers’ Weekly. Washington has won many other awards for her work on medicine and ethics and has been a research fellow in ethics at Harvard Medical School, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University and a visiting scholar at the DePaul University College of Law.
During her visit to Hamilton Washington will also provide a guest lecture in Professor Joyce Barry's Women's Studies class, Gender, Health and Technology (WS323).