Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence 2010-2013
Lundy Braun (Ph.D. 1982, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health) is a Professor of Africana Studies and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a member of the Science and Technology Studies Program at Brown. Her current research focuses on: 1) the history of global exchanges of knowledge about race, science, and medical technologies in the 19th and 20th centuries; 2) the socio-political and economic production of invisibility of asbestos-related diseases in South Africa; and 3) the contemporary debate over race, genomics, and health inequality. She has participated in national and international workshops on race, genetics, and health. She is currently working on a monograph, Racialization of Lung Capacity Measurements: A History of Spirometry, 1840 to the Present, that explores how race became attached and embedded in this technology for measuring lung function.