Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 as she talks with guest Kimberly M. Tallbear, Associate Professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of a new book, Native American DNA (University of Minnesota Press). In the book, Tallbear shows how DNA testing is a powerful and problematic scientific process. Ms Tallbear describes the DNA "markers" that are applied to specific groups such as Native American tribes.
Kim TallBear is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the cultures and politics of science and technology, including human genome research, and its implications for indigenous peoples. Kim is enrolled in the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, and she is also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.