This conversation was led by Joseph L. Graves Jr., Professor of Biological Sciences at the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, administered by North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro. Ongoing confusion concerning the nature and significance of human biological variation exists within the lay public, medical practitioners, and biomedical researchers. This occurs despite the fact that a core principle of evolutionary science is the importance of variation. This talk addressed how evolutionary principles can be better applied to understand health disparities associated with socially defined race.
- Graves 2019, “African Americans in evolutionary science: where we have been, and what’s next“
- Graves 2018, “Biological Theories of Race Beyond the Millennium” (in Suzuki and Von Vacano, Reconsidering Race: Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics)
- Graves 2015, “Great Is Their Sin: Biological Determinism in the Age of Genomics“
- Graves 2015, “Why the Nonexistence of Biological Races Does Not Mean the Nonexistence of Racism“
- Graves 2012, “Science in the Belly of the Beast: My Career in the Academy” (in Farmer and Shepherd-Wynn, Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers, Volume 1: Medicine and Science)
- Graves et al. 2016, “Evolutionary science as a method to facilitate higher level thinking and reasoning in medical training“