Are Arab-Americans White? Implications and Perspectives of the US Census

Eleanor Jaffe-Pachuilo, Osvaldo Sanchez Fernandez, Rachelle Bishay, Samantha Solis
SocGen 2022S
Spring 2022 Honorable Mention for the People's Choice Award

The year is 2029 and you are the 27th Director of the US Census Bureau. The next Census is in 2030 and you need to make a crucial decision regarding the adage of a new racial category on the census: Middle Eastern and North African (MENA). Will you decide to add this category or not?

DNA Phenotyping & Racial Discrimination

Liam Izaddoust
SocGen 2022S

How exactly do police officers catch a criminal with a single strand of hair?

DNA, Ancestry, & Reparations

Christian Parks, Ella Berry, Kelechi Udeze, Shanzey Syed
SocGen 2022S

Are genetic ancestry tests a valid means of determining who received reparations for slavery?

In Vitro Gametogenesis: Breaking the Rules of Reproduction

Aseniq Shahid-Williams, Grace Randall, Tony Ong
SocGen 2022S

In Vitro Gametogenesis is a new developing reproductive technology that is breaking the rules of reproduction.

Investigative Genetic Genealogy, a New and Contested Method for Catching Criminals

Lexie Baughman, Sareen Manuel, Eunice Nguyen, Krishna Shah, and Ethan Yi
SocGen 2022S

Sending off your saliva to a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company may be more incriminating than you think.

Transplants & Genetic Ancestry: A Fight Against Inequality

Destiny Ryales
SocGen 2022S

Everyday thousands of people fight for transplants that may never come, and for some the fight was lost before it had even begun.