Dr. Ruha Benjamin will deliver Lawrence University’s Winter Term Convocation address on Feb. 2 in Memorial Chapel.

The Winter Term Convocation, the second of three convocations during the 2023-24 academic year, will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Benjamin is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of African American studies at Princeton University, where she specializes in the interdisciplinary study of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and social inequity. She is the founder of the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab.

Benjamin writes, teaches, and speaks widely about the relationship between knowledge and power, race and citizenship, and health and justice.

Her fourth book, Imagination: A Manifesto, is scheduled for release in February. Among her previous books are Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Wantwinner of the 2023 Stowe Prize, and Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code.

Convocation is free and open to the public.