Terence Keel is an Associate Professor with a split appointment in the Department of African American Studies, and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. He has written extensively about race, religion, law, public health, and modern science. His widely acclaimed first book, Divine Variations details how religion helped produce scientific racism and remains a hidden feature of the life sciences. He is the Founding Director of the Biocritical Studies Lab and currently serves as an Associate Director for the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. He is also Associate Director of Critical Theory in the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health where he works with Dr. Chandra Ford of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Keel received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is currently a Research Fellow at the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.