In the last two months Alondra Nelson’s The Social Life of DNA: Race Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome has been covered all across the media landscape. Interviews with NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered, regional NPR shows (listen to a few here, here, and here), and programs including The Marc Steiner Show and The Michelangelo Signorile Show gave Nelson the opportunity to reach callers and listeners around the country. Outlets like The Guardian, Pacific Standard Magazine, Salon, Aeon, and Nature offered ample attention and praise for Nelson’s “creative, thoughtful, and clear-eyed look at a thoroughly fascinating subject” (-Boston Globe). And more media is yet to come! Keep an eye out for book coverage at AlterNet, The New Scientists’ Culture Lab, NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, and Religion Dispatches.
Additionally, in celebration of Black History Month, Nelson recently moderated an event hosted by first lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, titled “Reimaging Black History through Art, African American History and the Fierce Urgency of Now," which was written up in The Nation and also included fellow Beacon author Jeanne Theoharis.