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Feb. 4 – Dr. Anthony Ryan Hatch: The Data Will Not Save Us: Afropessimism + Racial Antimatter

TCNJ will bring the renowned scholar Dr. Anthony Ryan Hatch to our campus via Zoom on February 4, 2022 (event description).  Dr. Hatch is a sociologist whose research draws on critical social theories and science and technology studies to examine health systems, medical technology, and social inequalities (longer bio available here).
In his talk at TCNJ, Dr. Hatch will explore the relationships between  COVID-19 epidemic data and racial justice efforts (extended abstract below). In addition, he will meet virtually with small groups. Please contact Lynn Gazley ( if you’d like to participate in one of the small group meetings.
Friday, February 4, 2022
10 – 10:45am: Community Building with Black Faculty
12:30pm:  Public lecture (via Zoom): The Data Will Not Save Us: Afropessimism and Racial Antimatter in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 992 5388 1913
Passcode: 355516
2 – 2:45pm: Calling all qualitative researchers (and aspiring researchers)! 
Dr. Hatch will discuss the Black Box Labs, a research and training laboratory in the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University that offers undergraduate students training in qualitative research methods and the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research with a focus on fostering justice.
2:45 – 3:30pm: Meet the Speaker Session for students
In anticipation of Professor Hatch’s lectures at TCNJ, the library has ordered multiuser ebooks of his work. You can access them online at the library and add the permalinks (embedded below) to your course syllabus: