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Debates on the wild frontier of genomics reveal where the real frontier lies

In the UC Santa Cruz Magazine, Jenny Reardon, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science & Justice Research Center, releases article on ‘Debates on the wild frontier of genomics reveal where the real frontier lies’. The article can be found at: https://magazine.ucsc.edu/2019/10/debates-on-the-wild-frontier-of-genomics-reveal-where-the-real-frontier-lies/

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Book Release! Julie Guthman on Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry (UC Press, 2019),

About the Book Strawberries are big business in California. They are the sixth-highest-grossing crop in the state, which produces 88 percent of the nation’s favorite berry. Yet the industry is often criticized for its backbreaking labor conditions and dependence on highly toxic soil fumigants used to control fungal pathogens and other soilborne pests. In Wilted: Pathogens,… Continue Reading Book Release! Julie Guthman on Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry (UC Press, 2019),

Book Release! Jennifer Derr on The Lived Nile Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2019)

About the Book In October 1902, the reservoir of the first Aswan Dam filled, and Egypt’s relationship with the Nile River forever changed. Flooding villages of historical northern Nubia and filling the irrigation canals that flowed from the river, the perennial Nile not only reshaped agriculture and the environment, but also Egypt’s colonial economy and… Continue Reading Book Release! Jennifer Derr on The Lived Nile Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2019)

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‘Indigeneity & Climate Justice’ conference foregrounds how to care for rather than manage the earth

The Feminist Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz presented Indigeneity & Climate Justice, a two-day conference at the Arboretum on May 30-31, 2019. In a campus news article, Barad described the difference between environmental justice and climate justice, noting that the latter also ‘considers the mix of ecological, cultural, social, political, geological, legal, and biological… Continue Reading ‘Indigeneity & Climate Justice’ conference foregrounds how to care for rather than manage the earth

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Call | Undergraduate Researcher for Science & Justice Jail / Care multimedia project

Interested in the Intersections of the Carceral State, Health Care and Interactive Multimedia? SJRC will host one undergraduate student to collaborate on a center research project. The project will include guided independent and collaborative research, directed readings, and storytelling of the human condition. PROJECT Jail / Care: Amplifying Santa Cruz Community Voices on Health &… Continue Reading Call | Undergraduate Researcher for Science & Justice Jail / Care multimedia project