University of Rochester

EVENT: Seminar discussion of statistical data and marginalized groups

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

February 1, 2006

Niambi Carter, a predoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of African-American Politics at the University of Rochester, will discuss the establishment of statistics as the fundamental form of objectivity in the field of political science. The Work in Progress Seminar is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

In Carter's lecture, titled "The Numbers Don't Lie: Rethinking Statistics as an Objective Form of Knowledge," she will argue that statistical data limit the understanding of already marginalized groups. She proposes alternative forms of data to effectively prevent the marginalization of minorities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.