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Alondra Nelson

Harold F. Linder Chair, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

Alondra Nelson is the Harold F. Linder Chair and a professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. She is also a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Nelson was formerly deputy assistant to President Biden and acting director at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and, before that, president and CEO of the Social Science Research Council. Earlier in her career, she was professor of sociology, dean of social science, and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University. The author of four books, Nelson’s latest is The Social Life of DNA. She was named one of the ten people who shaped science in 2022 by Nature.

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