USE Biography


Major: Anthropology, Neuroscience

College/Employer: Harvard

Year of Graduation: 2023

Picture of Varshini Odayar

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Not Available.

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

S80: Critical Debates and Perspectives on Decolonizing Science & Technology in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2021)
In recent years, discussions surrounding decolonization of science and technology have surfaced as scientific research and innovation advances. Imperialist ideologies are prevalent in our understandings of science today, and it has contributed to ongoing oppression towards marginalized communities of color across the globe. In this seminar, we will critically engage with these debates, looking at examples in global health and artificial intelligence. The session will include a number of interactive activities, including a brainstorming period for students to find a contemporary issue related to these topics. We will all discuss these questions together and embrace the diversity of perspectives — no prior experience or knowledge of the topic is necessary whatsoever. Just come with an interest and excitement to learn!