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The Gardener and the Zookeeper: Charles Davenport, Madison Grant, and American Eugenics

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Marius Turda, Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities at Oxford Brookes University, will uncover how Charles Davenport, a biologist, and Madison Grant, a zoologist, wielded their areas of expertise toward formulating the eugenicist mission.


  • 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).