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Science & Justice releases Winter 2014 Newsletter

Science & Justice is pleased to announce the launching of our bi-annual newsletter. Read about our themes for the year, profiles on our visiting scholars and much more. Newsletters are available at Reports & Papers.  

Interview with Science & Justice appears in the Danish Daily Information

Last June (2013), members of the Science & Justice Research Center were interviewed by former UCSC EAP (Education Abroad Program) student Bue Thastum.  While the original interview appeared in the Danish Daily Information, below is the translated article.   Should research create a better world? Science can have other forms of social relevance than just… Continue Reading Interview with Science & Justice appears in the Danish Daily Information

Jenny Reardon, Director of the SJRC, gives lecture in Clarke Forum Meanings of Race Series at Dickinson College

The opening decade of this millennium witnessed genome scientists, policy makers, critical race theorists and world leaders proclaiming the anti-racist democratic potential of human genomics. These views stand in stark contrast to the 1990s concern that genomics might create new forms of racism. This lecture explores this shift, both why it happened and what it reveals… Continue Reading Jenny Reardon, Director of the SJRC, gives lecture in Clarke Forum Meanings of Race Series at Dickinson College

UCSC Science and Justice Program Receives National Attention

UCSC Science and Justice Program Receives National Attention By Kara Guzman Santa Cruz Sentinel POSTED: 08/20/2013 05:53:05 PM PDT SANTA CRUZ — An interdisciplinary team of professors and graduate students from UC Santa Cruz’s Science & Justice Training Program have been recognized on the national stage for their work to integrate ethical training into scientific… Continue Reading UCSC Science and Justice Program Receives National Attention

Science and Justice Training Program explores ethics of scientific research

Science and Justice Training Program explores ethics of scientific research Founders and participants outline program in ‘PLOS Biology’ By Guy Lasnier Jenny Reardon is an associate professor of sociology and co-director of the Science and Justice Training Program. Co-director Karen Barad is professor of feminist studies and history of consciousness. A subtle but significant shift in… Continue Reading Science and Justice Training Program explores ethics of scientific research

Andrew Mathews co-authors article on the contributions of anthropology to understanding climate change

SJRC Director Andrew Mathews contributed to a recently published Perspectives piece in Nature Climate Change (pdf here) detailing how anthropologists can contribute to understanding the social and political dynamics of climate change. In this piece, Barnes et al. identify three types of insights anthropologists are well suited to provide. First, the discipline draws attention to the cultural… Continue Reading Andrew Mathews co-authors article on the contributions of anthropology to understanding climate change

S&J Training Program Fellow joins delegation in DC to advocate for more graduate training funding

SJTP Fellow and Environmental Studies doctoral student Tiffany Wise-West filed this report from a lobbying trip to Washington, DC with the “UC in DC” program. The statements made in this piece are her own opinions and not those of any UC-affiliated advocacy group. In late May, 2013 a delegation from UCSC joined other UC campus delegations… Continue Reading S&J Training Program Fellow joins delegation in DC to advocate for more graduate training funding

Andrew Mathews receives the Harold & Margaret Sprout Award for recent book

Andrew S. Mathews, Director of the Science & Justice Research Center and Associate Professor of Anthropology, received the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award  from the International Studies Association’s Environment Section for his 2011 book Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests (MIT Press). The Harold and Margaret Sprout Award recognizes the best book in the study… Continue Reading Andrew Mathews receives the Harold & Margaret Sprout Award for recent book

Jenny Reardon’s op-ed sparks conversation about medical and genetic privacy

SJRC Co-Director Jenny Reardon published an Op-Ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 2, 2013, “Should patients understand that they are research subjects?” In the article she recounts visiting a physician at UC San Francisco and not being able to parse the standard informed consent to having tissues and/or medical data used anonymously in… Continue Reading Jenny Reardon’s op-ed sparks conversation about medical and genetic privacy