Henrietta Lacks and the Ethics of Privacy

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About the speaker:
Karla FC Holloway is James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University, where she also holds appointments in the Law School, Women’s Studies, and African & African American Studies, and is an affiliated faculty with the Institute on Care at the End of Life and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine. Her research and teaching interests focus on African American cultural studies, biocultural studies, gender, ethics and law. She is the author of many books, including BookMarks: Reading in Black and White; Passed On: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial; Codes of Conduct: Race, Ethics, and the Color of Our Character; and, most recently, Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics.

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  • School of Literature, Communication and Culture Distinguished Speakers Series
  • Center for Academic Success: Freshman Reading Project
  • Office of Diversity Programs
  • Center for the Study of Women, Science & Technology
  • Women, Science, and Technology Learning Community
  • Women's Resource Center


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Carol Silvers
  • Created: 08/13/2012
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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