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Ruha Benjamin

Ruha Benjamin

Ruha Benjamin is founder of the JUST DATA Lab and has been studying the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, and knowledge and power for more than 15 years. She is the author of “Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code” and editor of “Captivating Technology: Reimagining Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life,” among other publications.

Courses she teaches at Princeton include “Race is Socially Constructed: Now What?,” “Black to the Future: Science, Fiction, and Society,” and “Political Bodies: The Social Anatomy of Power and Difference.”

Ruha is also the recipient of numerous fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study. In 2017 she received Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.


Alumni Author Book Fair

Saturday, October 5

Drop-in fair highlighting published Black alumni and select faculty authors.

Aasha M. Abdill *15, Fathering from the Margins
Rahman Beckwith ’03, A Gift of Joy– 365 Love Poems for a Year of Spiritual Ecstasy
Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology
Heather M. Butts ’94African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era
Chris Chambers ’82, The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir
Mario Depeine, Sr. ’85, Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit, Building a Whole New World
Tod G. Hamilton, Immigration and the Remaking of Black America
Ladee Hubbard ’93, The Talented Ribkins
Daryl Inniss ’83, Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution
Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson
Franne McNeal ’82, Significant! From Frustrated to FranneTastic: Inspirational Stories for the Entrepreneurial Woman
Alexis Okeowo ’06, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
Andre Perry ’00, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now
Imani Perry, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
Sarah Valentine *07, When I Was White: A Memoir
Wilton L. Virgo ’00, Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life
Barbara Wallace ’80, Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work
Brigitte White ’00, All-American, Making the Cut

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Are Robots Racist? Reimagining Technology, Equity and the New Jim Code

Friday, October 4

Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Arthur H. Scribner Bicentennial Preceptor