Oct 6 2009

“Diversity in Higher Education” by Evelynn M. Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College

October 6, 2009

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

Event Description:

Evelynn M. Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College, served as Harvard University’s
first Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity beginning in
July 2005. She is also the Barbara Gutman Rosenkrantz Professor of History
of Science and of African and African American Studies.

Dean Hammonds joined Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 2002 after
teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was
also the founding director of the Center for the Study of Diversity in
Science, Technology and Medicine. Her scholarly interests include the
history of scientific, medical, and sociopolitical concepts of race and
sexuality, the history of disease and public health, gender in science and
medicine, and African-American history.
She is the author of “Childhood's Deadly Scourge: The Campaign to Control
Diphtheria in New York City, 1880-1930”, many scholarly articles and the
co-editor of a book published this past fall entitled, “The Nature of
Difference: Sciences of Race in the United States from Jefferson to
Genomics.” She has published articles on the history of disease, race and
science, African American feminism, African American women and the epidemic
of HIV/AIDS, and analyses of gender and race in science and medicine. She is
also the author of the article "Gendering the Epidemic: Feminism and the
Epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the United States, 1981-1999" which appears in
Science, Medicine, and Technology in the 20th Century: What Difference Has
Feminism Made? (2000).



Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018