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The ANNALS: Our Bimonthly Journal of Research

Threats to Science: Politicization, Misinformation, and Inequalities
Special Editor: James N. Druckman
Vol. 700, March 2022

Science is vulnerable to threats that undermine its usefulness. In this volume of The ANNALS, special editor James N. Druckman argues that politicization, misinformation, and growing socioeconomic inequalities are the most significant threats to science today, and articles from contributing authors explain the origins, scale and potential impact of these threats. From the deep roots of politicized science to the weaponization of misinformation to long-standing inequalities within the scientific enterprise, this volume brings evidence that illuminates these current threats to science.

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Kimberlé Crenshaw

2019 Charlotte Perkins Gilman Fellow

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics from 2016 to 2018, is a leading authority in the areas of civil rights; Black feminist legal theory; and race, racism, and the law. Her articles have appeared in the Harvard Law ReviewNational Black Law JournalStanford Law Review, and Southern California Law Review. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop, and the co-editor of the volume Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement.

Crenshaw has lectured widely on race matters, addressing audiences across the country as well as in Europe, India, Africa, and South America. Crenshaw has worked extensively on a variety of issues pertaining to gender and race in the domestic arena, including violence against women, structural racial inequality, and affirmative action.

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