Dorothy Roberts Exposes How Science, Politics and Big Business Are Re-Creating Race Issues From Her Book Fatal Invention

Dorothy Roberts, author of FATAL INVENTION

Dorothy Roberts joined Northwestern’s faculty in fall 1998 with a joint appointment as a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research.

She is a frequent speaker and prolific scholar on issues related to race, gender, and the law and has published more than 75 articles and essays in books and scholarly journals, including Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Stanford Law Review, authored 3 award-winning books, and co-edited 5 casebooks and anthologies.

Dorothy received fellowships and grants from the National Science Foundation, Searle Fund, Fulbright Scholars Program, Harvard University Program in Ethics and the Professions, and Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and as a visiting professor was the recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Course Professor Award for 1997-98.

She is currently conducting research on the effects of child welfare agency involvement in African-American neighborhoods and on race-based biotechnologies.