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Events

Humanizing The Dehumanized: The Legacy Of Eugenics And The Relevance Today

  • Central Booking 21 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002 USA

Twisted Data

 

Join us for the panel Humanizing The Dehumanized: The Legacy Of Eugenics And The Relevance Today

Moderator: Nickie Phillips, criminologist, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NYC

Panelists: Artists Noah Fuller, Geraldine Ondrizek, and Barbara Rosenthal featured in Twisted Data exhibit

This panel will explore the legacy of eugenics and the ways that “scientific” data has been used to justify atrocities. The panelists will discuss how the categorization of individuals, dehumanization, and bureaucratization converged to reinforce cultural prejudices and the lasting impact of these policies and practices. The study and reception of bio-criminological explanations of criminality will be discussed in light of the history of eugenics within the field of criminology, as well as other unfortunate implications of the movement to “purify” the population.