"Mestizo Genomics is an exciting collection, one that will complicate critical race studies and the ethnography and history of race in Latin America. Focusing on Latin American geneticists against the backdrop of racial discourse in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, the contributors—the majority of whom are based in the three countries—provide a historically grounded, textured ethnography of the multiple and contradictory directions in which notions of race are moving in Latin America. I would definitely use this book in my teaching. It is fresh, it is probing, and it provides considerable room for debate." — Joanne Rappaport, author of The Disappearing Mestizo: Configuring Difference in the Colonial New Kingdom of Granada
"In this compelling volume, the authors illuminate the complex functions of race in contemporary science, exploring how concepts like biogeographical ancestry resonate with history, and how the notion of the mestizo matters to both national identities and genomic science. Peter Wade's thoughtful concluding analysis brilliantly places these remarkable case studies in conversation with relevant literatures in science studies and the history of science. All in all, a fresh and critical perspective on contemporary genomics research." — M. Susan Lindee, author of Moments of Truth in Genetic Medicine
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Peter Wade is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester.
Carlos López Beltrán is a historian of science and senior researcher in the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Eduardo Restrepo is a social anthropologist working in the Department of Cultural Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.
Ricardo Ventura Santos is an anthropologist and senior researcher at the National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro and Associate Professor of Anthropology with the National Museum at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
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