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Forthcoming Book release! Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement & Resistance (PM Press, 2021)

About the Book Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance (PM Press, forthcoming) brings together cartography, essays, illustrations, poetry, and more in order to depict gentrification and resistance struggles from across the San Francisco Bay Area and act as a roadmap to counter-hegemonic knowledge making and activism. Compiled by the Anti-Eviction… Continue Reading Forthcoming Book release! Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement & Resistance (PM Press, 2021)

Covid-19 Pandemicene Podcast

The Pandemicene Podcast aims to produce knowledge that can help all of us – scholars and scientists, students and activists – imagine and enact just futures both in our home state of California and in our communities worldwide. Podcast Episodes Each new episode airs Sunday evenings, 6:30 – 7 pm, on KZSC Santa Cruz. Episode 1:… Continue Reading Covid-19 Pandemicene Podcast

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Forthcoming Book release! Hillary Angelo on How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

About the Book As projects like Manhattan’s High Line, Chicago’s 606, China’s eco-cities, and Ethiopia’s tree-planting efforts show, cities around the world are devoting serious resources to urban greening. Formerly neglected urban spaces and new high-end developments draw huge crowds thanks to the considerable efforts of city governments. But why are greening projects so widely taken… Continue Reading Forthcoming Book release! Hillary Angelo on How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

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Prospective Student Opportunity | history of science, medicine, environment in the Global South

The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz is recruiting the first in a series of PhD students to begin in the fall of 2021 to pursue research on the history of science, the history of medicine, and/or environmental history in the Global South. Applicants may specialize in the study of the… Continue Reading Prospective Student Opportunity | history of science, medicine, environment in the Global South

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World Records Journal Vol. 4 | In The Presence of Others

Using Hannah Arendt’s writings to rethink the role of documentary in visualizing and producing common worlds, The World Records Journal has launched Vol. 4 In The Presence of Others. This issue of World Records puts Arendt’s work into counterpoint with documentary media and cultures. Included is Conditions: Warren Sack in conversation with Jenny Reardon and Bonnie… Continue Reading World Records Journal Vol. 4 | In The Presence of Others

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Book Release! Madeleine Fairbairn on Fields of Gold, Financing the Global Land Rush, (Cornell University Press, 2020)

About the Book Fields of Gold critically examines the history, ideas, and political struggles surrounding the financialization of farmland. In particular, Madeleine Fairbairn focuses on developments in two of the most popular investment locations, the US and Brazil, looking at the implications of financiers’ acquisition of land and control over resources for rural livelihoods and… Continue Reading Book Release! Madeleine Fairbairn on Fields of Gold, Financing the Global Land Rush, (Cornell University Press, 2020)

Giving Day fundraiser for Science & Justice Training Program

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 All-Day Join the Science & Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday September 30th, for Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising drive! Help us celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our Science & Justice Training Program (SJTP) by supporting our graduate student researchers through the Science & Justice campaign. Incentives to… Continue Reading Giving Day fundraiser for Science & Justice Training Program

COVID-19 Pandemicene Zine

Students in Director Jenny Reardon’s undergraduate independent study seminar, SOCY 194: Living and Learning in a Pandemic: The Sociology of COVID-19, have co-created a zine based on everyone’s unique quarantine experiences and interests in understanding local responses to the pandemic! Full design credit and our special thanks go to Kathia Damian (Literature)!   COVID-19 Blogs Here,… Continue Reading COVID-19 Pandemicene Zine