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Call for Papers | Imaginactivism: A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

Expressions of interest by: September 20, 2017 Concept art by Jessica Perlstein representing San Francisco as described in Starhawk’s The Fifth Sacred Thing. Deadline for submissions: October 2, 2017 Workshop: October 18, 2017 (Time and Location TBD) Organization: UCSC Science and Justice Research Center Contact email: jharan@uoregon.edu and cmasseng@ucsc.edu   In this workshop we will take inspiration from Starhawk and Donna Haraway. In their… Continue Reading Call for Papers | Imaginactivism: A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

Call for Action: Community Relief Aid for Putumayo, Mocoa

From Kristina Lyons, SJRC Affiliate in Feminist Science Studies: The capital city of Putumayo, Mocoa, where I have been engaged in research and accompanying agro-life popular processes since 2004, suffered a devastating avalanche in the early morning hours after three rivers, the Mocoa, Mulato and Sancoyaco, flooded and overtook 17 neighborhoods. At least 236 people have been killed, more than 250 more… Continue Reading Call for Action: Community Relief Aid for Putumayo, Mocoa

A small farm in the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Colombia. Photo by Kristina Lyons.

The Anthropology and Environment Society has awarded its Junior Scholar Prize to Kristina Lyons

Congratulations to Science & Justice Professor Kristina Lyons! Lyons, Assistant Professor of Feminist Science Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz was awarded the 2016 AES Junior Scholar award for the article “Decomposition as Life Politics: Soils, Selva, and Small Farmers under the Gun of the U.S.- Colombia War on Drugs” is published in Cultural Anthropology (Volume 31, Number 1:… Continue Reading The Anthropology and Environment Society has awarded its Junior Scholar Prize to Kristina Lyons

Juana Alicia, “La Promesa de Loma Prieta” in the Oakes College Mural Room. Photo by Nolan Calisch for the Collective Museum, with permission.

Call for Action: UCSC community reaffirms commitment to shared #UCSCvalues

The UC Santa Cruz community is committed to social justice. It has rich ties among the arts, natural and social sciences, and humanities. Inquiries based on science-and-fact are supported in a robust natural world. This is our mission. Read and Sign: a message from the UCSC community reaffirming our shared values During a time when current… Continue Reading Call for Action: UCSC community reaffirms commitment to shared #UCSCvalues

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential Election of Donald Trump: a Statement from the UCSC Science and Justice Research Center

    Dear Science and Justice Friends, Colleagues, Allies and Communities, Like many of you, all of us at SJRC have been reflecting, re-grouping and gearing up for action in light of the November 2016 US presidential election. We are re-committing to our core values and standing in solidarity with all those threatened by state… Continue Reading In the wake of the 2016 Presidential Election of Donald Trump: a Statement from the UCSC Science and Justice Research Center

Kate Weatherford Darling, joins SJRC as Assistant Director of Research and Academic Programs

Katherine (Kate) Weatherford Darling is a sociologist working across the boundaries of the sociology of health, illness and disability, and feminist science studies. Kate is currently a Doctoral Candidate at UC San Francisco. She first joined the Science and Justice Research Center as a Visiting Scholar and a Graduate Student Researcher in 2015 and worked with the SJRC team to plan the Just Data? conference held May 2016 at UCSC. Continue Reading Kate Weatherford Darling, joins SJRC as Assistant Director of Research and Academic Programs