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Violence as a Health Problem?: The Biopolitics of Scientific and Biomedical Research on Violence

April 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Department of Community Health & Prevention presents Oliver E. Rollins, PhD. 

Oliver Rollins is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society (PRSS) at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include: social, ethical, and legal implications of neuroscience; medical sociology; science knowledge, and technology, studies; violence prevention strategies and policy; and race and racism. Specifically, Rollins examines the relationships between society and biomedical approaches to and scientific technologies for the study of social behaviors. His pending book manuscript examines the neuroscience of violence and aggression, and in particular the continued controversies, rebuttals and uncertainties surrounding the production of scientific knowledges on and biomedical interventions for violent and criminal behaviors. In addition, his next project will focus on neuroscientific approaches to race by exploring the social, ethical, and policy implications of neuroimaging research on implicit and racial bias.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Angel Dorsey via email: at29@drexel.edu – Light Refreshments will be served


April 9, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Nesbitt Hall, 7th Floor Seminar Room
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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