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2019-2020 Call for Graduate Student Researcher

Interested in the Intersections of Science and Justice? Want to Develop Responsible Collaborative Research and Public Events?   Science & Justice seeks a graduate student researcher who: has successfully completed the Science & Justice Training Program; is able to attend SJWG meetings typically on Wednesday’s from 4-6PM and create rapporteur reports; actively participates in building… Continue Reading 2019-2020 Call for Graduate Student Researcher

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Jenny Reardon participates in Vatican workshop on personalized medicine

Founding director of the Science and Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz, Jenny Reardon, a leading voice in the field of genomics, was one of 15 participants invited to attend a workshop on personalized medicine hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The UC Santa Cruz campus article is available at: https://news.ucsc.edu/2019/05/reardon-vatican.html

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Science & Justice Fellow Erica Zurawski interview with the Association for the Study of Food and Society

Science & Justice Fellow Erica Zurawski (sociology) was interviewed by the Association for the Study of Food and Society. Zurawski discusses her work in food justice and colonization, how her Juris Doctorate and yoga teaching informs her work and teaching, social media for academics, and the transdisciplinary programming at the UC Santa Cruz Science &… Continue Reading Science & Justice Fellow Erica Zurawski interview with the Association for the Study of Food and Society

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SJTP receives funding for comparative cross-campus review of graduate curriculum that make questions of gender and social justice fundamental to STEM training

With colleagues at UC Davis, Sociology@UCSantaCruz Professor and SJRC Director Jenny Reardon with Feminist Studies Professor and SJRC Director of Teaching Karen Barad received a CITRIS grant with to collect data on two graduate curriculums at UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis. The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) aims… Continue Reading SJTP receives funding for comparative cross-campus review of graduate curriculum that make questions of gender and social justice fundamental to STEM training

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Book Release! Warren Sack on The Software Arts (MIT Press, 2019)

With his new book, Warren Sack provides an alternative history of software that places the liberal arts at the very center of software’s evolution. Sack invites artists and humanists to see how their ideas are at the root of software and invites computer scientists to envision themselves as artists and humanists. The book is available at: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/software-arts Warren Sack… Continue Reading Book Release! Warren Sack on The Software Arts (MIT Press, 2019)

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In Memoriam: Sociology Professor and Science & Justice Advisor Ben Crow Dies at 71

The Sociology Department at UC Sant Cruz has announced that Professor Ben Crow, a longstanding faculty member and advisor to Science & Justice passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2019. The Science & Justice Research Center is deeply saddened to lose such a gentle and thoughtful presence. He will be missed greatly. More: https://sociology.ucsc.edu/news-events/news/crow-memorial.html

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Film and Digital Media Alum and Science & Justice Fellow Elaine Gan, receives 2019 Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni Award

Film and Digital Media Alum and Science & Justice Fellow Elaine Gan, receives 2019 Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni Award Of her experience at UC Santa Cruz’s cross-disciplinary approach, Gan says, “My studies were intense, particularly because they were so interdisciplinary”. “I studied alongside artists, filmmakers, theorists, anthropologists, historians, physicists, plant ecologists, marine biologists, and researchers from… Continue Reading Film and Digital Media Alum and Science & Justice Fellow Elaine Gan, receives 2019 Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni Award

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New Book! Reporting Inequality (Routledge, 2019)

Reporting Inequality: Tools and Methods for Covering Race and Ethnicity, 1st Edition Overview Under increasingly intense newsroom demands, reporters often find it difficult to cover the complexity of topics that deal with racial and social inequality. This path-breaking book lays out simple, effective reporting strategies that equip journalists to investigate disparity’s root causes. Chapters discuss… Continue Reading New Book! Reporting Inequality (Routledge, 2019)