Nina Jablonski: The Evolution and Meanings of Human Skin Color

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
Saturday, February 16, 2013: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Ballroom A (Hynes Convention Center)
Dr. Jablonski is a biological anthropologist and paleobiologist who conducts research on the evolution of adaptations to the environment in humans and their close primate relatives. She has spent much of the last 20 years studying the evolution of human skin and skin color. Her book, Skin: A Natural History, was awarded the W.W. Howells Book Award of the American Anthropological Association. Her latest book, Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color explores skin color evolution and history of skin-color based race classifications and racism. She is a fellow of AAAS, the California Academy of Sciences, the Society of Biology (U.K.), and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (South Africa), and a member of the American Philosophical Society. She is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.
Nina Jablonski, Pennsylvania State University
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