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Lost in Translation

Original article (in German): Lost in Translation: Man darf den US-Begriff “race” nicht mit dem deutschen Wort “Rasse” verwechseln (download pdf) English translation (pdf): Lost in Translation: Why the U.S. word “race” is not to be translated with the German word “Rasse” In this piece, originally published in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on May 17, 2018, a… Continue Reading Lost in Translation

C’elegans: a Sculpted Reflection on Abstraction and the Notion of Progress in Science

In Winter 2018, Science & Justice Visiting Scholar Kim Hendrickx convened a meeting in the lab of Distinguished Professor of MCD Biology Susan Strome to discuss C. elegans, the elegant see-through worm that has long served as a model in developmental biology research. Strome and lab members welcomed Hendrickx, Distinguished Professor Emerita Donna Haraway and… Continue Reading C’elegans: a Sculpted Reflection on Abstraction and the Notion of Progress in Science

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Opinion: How Not To Talk About Race And Genetics

67 natural and social scientists, including SJRC Director Jenny Reardon, produced an open letter asking for greater thoughtfulness and more collaboration around addressing the historically fraught nexus of “race” and genetics. Read the open letter on BuzzFeed News.

February 28th | Support Science & Justice on campus fundraising day

On February 28, 2018 UC Santa Cruz will host the third annual Giving Day campaign, a 24-hour online fundraising event. Incentives to give include matching funds: if you are interested in matching funds for specific projects, please email cmasseng@ucsc.edu. Challenges throughout the day will reward teams attracting the greatest number of donors during specific times.… Continue Reading February 28th | Support Science & Justice on campus fundraising day

Andy Murray in BioSocieties on “Meat cultures: Lab-grown meat and the politics of contamination”

SJRC graduate student researcher, Andy Murray (Sociology), published an article in BioSocieties on “Meat cultures: Lab-grown meat and the politics of contamination”. Read the article at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41292-017-0082-z?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst More information about Andy’s work can be found at: https://collectiveferments.wordpress.com/ Information about Andy’s work with SJRC on “Bioengineering and Meat Cultures” can be found at: https://scijust.ucsc.edu/2014/01/16/human-non-human-collaboration-across-the-arts-sciences/