RACE - Are We So Different: A Project of the American Anthropological Association

Monday, October 08, 2007

From the official RACE: Are We So Different? project website:

The exhibition RACE: Are we so different? brings together the experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations.

Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations, and graphic displays offer visitors to RACE an eye-opening look at its important subject matter.

Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

In addition to the traveling exhibit, the official project web site features a portion of the information presented in the exhibit regarding race statistics, histories, articles, and more for those whose city it is not traveling too.

Some highlights of interest from the site are:

That’s a lot of Ph.D.’s

In case you were wondering - here’s a list of people from the Advisory Board on the project:


Yolanda Moses, Ph.D. Chair, Understanding Race and Human Variation

Vice Provost for Diversity and Conflict Resolution and Professor of Anthropology, University of California – Riverside, Riverside, CA


Michael L. Blakey, Ph.D. NEH Professor of Anthropology and Director, Institute for Historical Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Louis Casagrande, Ph.D. President and CEO, Children’s Museum of Boston, Boston, MA

Alan Goodman, Ph.D. Professor of Biological Anthropology, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Robert Hahn, Ph.D., M.P.H. Coordinating Scientist, Violence Prevention Review, Guide to Community Preventive Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Faye Harrison, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Thomas Holt, Ph.D. James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Janis Hutchinson, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Marvin Krislov, J.D. Vice President and General Counsel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Richard Lewontin, Ph.D. Alexander Agassiz Research Professor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Jeffrey Long, Ph.D. Professor of Human Genetics, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Shirley Malcom, Ph.D. Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Program,

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC

Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Michael Omi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Asian American and Ethnic Studies, University of California - Berkley, Berkley, CA

Kyeyoung Park, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California –

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth Prewitt, Ph.D. Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY

Enid Schildkrout, Ph.D. Chief Curator, Museum for African Art, New York, NY

Theodore Shaw, J.D. President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY

Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Ph.D. Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Education and Globalization and Co-Director, Immigration Studies, The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, New York, NY

David Hurst Thomas, Ph.D. Curator, North American Archaeology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Russell Thornton, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology, University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Arlene Torres, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL