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Science Isn’t Apolitical

If you work in the natural sciences, it’s likely that you’ve heard that science is apolitical. Numbers, data, hypotheses and theories supposedly exist outside the realm of state and national borders, of boardroom handshakes and stump speeches. In my career as a...

Say It Loud

As much as we would like to think that we live in a post-racial world as apparently evidenced by the election and re-election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, the sad reality is that in most settings the overt racism of the past has been subtly...

Ode to Coffee

Open Adobe Photoshop Copy, paste, cut, crop. Build the figure, make it pop. Forgot to save? Better not! I'm putting down the pipette, So I wait, the timer’s set. I check my notes and forgot a step. Now immediate regret. No time to waste, here we go. But my head...

Learning with Detroit: Place, Politics, and Pedagogies

Teaching initiatives in Detroit are often framed as opportunities for strengthening our institution’s connection with the city, for moving curricular revisions onto a more critical and equitable terrain, and for building skills that are necessary for engaging with...