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Concluding Conversation

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Concluding the day, we open with a recital of Henry Osborn’s opening address of the Second International Eugenics Congress, after which host Milton Reynolds summarizes and threads together the themes and talking points of the day. He then brings back those who have been chairs throughout the day to reflect once more, in the light of the discussions, upon the address. Finally, Milton Reynolds draws to a conclusion the day’s proceedings, by asking the different chairs for their key takeaways from this critical moment in challenging eugenics globally.


  • Milton Reynolds

    Milton Reynolds is a San Francisco Bay Area based career educator, author, equity and inclusion consultant and activist. His activism has been devoted to disrupting systems of racial injustice with a focus on juvenile justice reform, law enforcement accountability, environmental justice, youth development, educational transformation and disability justice. His efforts are devoted to creating a more just world in which all people are valued and treated with dignity.

    Milton’s publications include a chapter in Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness across the Disciplines, Handbook of Social Justice in Education and one in the recently released Leading in the Belly of the Beast.

  • Prof. Marius Turda

    Marius Turda is professor at Oxford Brookes University and Director of its Centre for Medical Humanities. His main research interests include history of eugenics, scientific racism, history of anthropology and history of medicine. He has published a number of books on the history of eugenics, including Modernism and Eugenics, Latin Eugenics in Comparative Perspective and The History of East-Central European Eugenics: Texts and Commentaries. He is the general editor of A Cultural History of Race, published in 6 volumes by Bloomsbury in 2021. He has also produced a podcast series on the current relevance of eugenics and curated two exhibitions, including the forthcoming ‘We are not alone’: Legacies of Eugenics at the Wiener Holocaust Library (21-30 September 2021).
  • Subhadra Das

    Subhadra Das is a historian, writer, broadcaster and comedian. For nine years, she was Curator of the Science Collections at University College London where she worked with the Eugenics and Pathology Collections, and the auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham. In 2021, she was a Researcher in Critical Eugenics at UCL’s Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation. She regularly talks to diverse audiences in classes, seminars, lectures, public talks and stand-up comedy about all aspects of her work from the history of eugenics and scientific racism to working with human remains. She uses historical archives and museum objects to tell decolonial stories in engaging and affirming ways.
  • Dr. Philippa Levine

    Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Miroslava Chavez-Garcia

    Professor of History
    UC Santa Barbara
    Affiliate in Chicana/o Studies, Feminist Studies, and Iberian and Latin American Studies
    Faculty Director, McNair Scholars Program