Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:10-8:45pm Cultural Center at Merrill
Hosted by the Crown College Core Course (Ethical and Political Implications of Emerging Technologies) and the Science & Justice Research Center, with an introduction on Indigenous STS from Kim TallBear.
Jessica Kolopenuk will present a talk titled, “Visions of Star Women: A Cree Theory of Canada’s National Missing Person’s DNA Program.”
Kim TallBear (UCSC HistCon, SJRC Advisor) Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is building a research hub in Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (www.IndigenousSTS.com). Follow them at @indigenous_sts. TallBear is author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Her Indigenous STS work recently turned to also address decolonial and Indigenous sexualities. She founded a University of Alberta arts-based research lab and co-produces the sexy storytelling show, Tipi Confessions, sparked by the popular Austin, Texas show, Bedpost Confessions. Building on lessons learned with geneticists about how race categories get settled, TallBear is working on a book that interrogates settler-colonial commitments to settlement in place, within disciplines, and within monogamous, state-sanctioned marriage. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota. She tweets @KimTallBear and @CriticalPoly.
Co-sponsored by: the Science & Justice Research Center, Crown College, Baskin Engineering Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the American Indian Resource Center, the Human Paleogenomics Lab, The Humanities Institute, the Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation, the departments of Anthropology Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness and Sociology, and UCSCs Women in Science and Engineering.