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Mariel Carr

Manager of Video and Podcast Production

Mariel Carr is the manager of video and podcast production. She produces the Distillations podcast and videos. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied documentary filmmaking, and a bachelor’s degree in religion from Vassar College. Mariel has previously worked as a video and radio producer at KALW radio in San Francisco and PBS’s Frontline, and as a teaching artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

More from Mariel Carr

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How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Race Correction

In the fifth and final session of this Roundtable course, we show how racial bias is built into medical instruments and introduce the medical students and doctors working to change it.

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How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Return, Rebury, Repatriate

In the third session of this Roundtable course, we discuss the ethical treatment of human remains and how this practice, when done correctly, is imperative to our understanding of the past.

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How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Calamity in Philadelphia

In the second session of this Roundtable course, we cover the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, from the perspective of the free Black community tasked with saving the city.

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How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Origin Stories

In the first session of this five-part Roundtable course, we trace the origins of race science to the Enlightenment in Europe.

Mummies and the Usefulness of Death

What do ancient Egyptian mummies, early modern medicines, a 19th-century philosopher, and a 21st-century chemist have in common?