Selected Publications

Allen, Danielle. 2023. Justice by Means of Democracy. University of Chicago Press.
Mauro, Madelyn, Danielle Allen, Bege Dauda, Santiago J. Molina, Benjamin M. Neale, and Anna C.F. Lewis. 2022. “A scoping review of guidelines for the use of race, ethnicity, and ancestry reveals widespread consensus but also points of ongoing disagreement.” The American Journal of Human Genetics 109: 1-16. Publisher's Version Abstract
The use of population descriptors such as race, ethnicity, and ancestry in science, medicine, and public health has a long, complicated, and at times dark history, particularly for genetics, given the field’s perceived importance for understanding between-group differences. The historical and potential harms that come with irresponsible use of these categories suggests a clear need for definitive guidance about when and how they can be used appropriately. However, while many prior authors have provided such guidance, no established consensus exists, and the extant literature has not been examined for implied consensus and sources of disagreement. Here, we present the results of a scoping review of published normative recommendations regarding the use of population categories, particularly in genetics research. Following PRISMA guidelines, we extracted recommendations from n = 121 articles matching inclusion criteria. Articles were published consistently throughout the time period examined and in a broad range of journals, demonstrating an ongoing and interdisciplinary perceived need for guidance. Examined recommendations fall under one of eight themes identified during analysis. Seven are characterized by broad agreement across articles; one, “appropriate definitions of population categories and contexts for use,” revealed substantial fundamental disagreement among articles. Additionally, while many articles focus on the inappropriate use of race, none fundamentally problematize ancestry. This work can be a resource to researchers looking for normative guidance on the use of population descriptors and can orient authors of future guidelines to this complex field, thereby contributing to the development of more effective future guidelines for genetics research.
ALLEN, ANNA C. F. LEWIS SANTIAGO J. MOLINAPAUL S. APPELBAUMBEGE DAUDAANNA DI RIENZOAGUSTIN FUENTESSTEPHANIE M. FULLERTON D. + 12+. 2022. “Getting Genetic Ancestry Right for Science and Society.” Science Vol 376 (65): 250-252. Publisher's Version
Allen, Danielle, Yochai Benkler, Leah Downey, Rebecca Henderson, and Josh Simons, ed. 2022. A Political Economy of Justice. University of Chicago Press.
Allen, Danielle. 2021. Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus. University of Chicago Press.
Kidd, D., Miner J. Schein M. Blauw M. Allen D. &. 2020. “Ethics across the curriculum: Detecting and describing emergent trends in ethics education. .” Journal of Studies in Educational Evaluation 67.
Dean, C. G. P., Schein M. Kidd D. Webb M. Kang S. Doyle A. W. Allen D. &. 2020. “ Uncovering implicit learning theories in the humanities: A study of grantmaking at Illinois Humanities. .” Teachers College Record 122 (12).
Allen, Danielle, and Rohini Somanathan, ed. 2020. Difference without Domination: Pursuing Justice in Diverse Democracies. University of Chicago Press.
and Pottle, Danielle Allen Justin. 2018. “Democratic Knowledge and the Problem of Faction.” Knight Foundation White Paper Series. Publisher's Version
and Sneff, Danielle Allen Emily. 2018. “The Sussex Declaration: Dating the Parchment Manuscript of the Declaration of Independence Held at the West Sussex Record Office.” Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America.
Allen, Danielle, Paul Christesen, and Paul Millett, ed. 2018. How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece. Oxford University Press.
Allen, Danielle. 2017. Politische Gleichheit. Suhrkamp.
Allen, Danielle. 2017. Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. Norton/Liveright.
and Danielle Allen, with Chis Dean, Maggie Schein Sheena Kang Melanie Webb Annie Walton Doyle. 2016. ““Understandingthe Contributions of the HumanitiestoHuman Development:A Methodological White Paper” .” Project Zero: HULA. Publisher's Version
Allen, Danielle S. 2016. “Toward a Connected Society.” Our Compelling Interests: the Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society, edited by E. Lewis and N. Cantor. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Allen, Danielle. 2016. Education and Equality. University of Chicago Press.
Allen, Danielle S., and Angel Parham. 2015. “Achieving Rooted Cosmopolitanism in the Digital Age.” From Voice to Influence. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Allen, Danielle S., and Jennifer Light, ed. 2015. From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Age. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Allen, Danielle S. 2015. “Youth, New Media and the Rise of Participatory Politics.” From Voice to Influence. Princeton: University of Chicago Press.