Dr Christine Louis-Dit-Sully
writer; former research biologist with a life-long interest in social and political issues
Christine grew up in the infamous ‘banlieue’ 93 in France but she has since lived in the UK, USA and Germany. She has worked for nearly 20 years in academic biological research (genetics, cell signalling and immunology) in renowned universities and institutes such as the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge (where she obtained her PhD), the Sanford-Burnham for Medical Research Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, the Max Planck Institute of Immunology and Epigenetics in Freiburg and the University of Freiburg.
She has decided to leave laboratory bench work behind to focus on her second interest: engaging in debates about science and society. Her interests include the effects of the current political and social developments on science and the abuse of science in political and social discussions. Working on a second PhD, her research is currently focussed on the issues of race, identity, social justice and the demand for Safe Spaces in US and UK universities.
Saturday 13 October, 12:00 Level G Studio
Questioning diversity: discussing The Tribe