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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

Informational meeting for new cohort of Science & Justice Graduate Training Program

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Wednesday March 6 2013, 12:30-2:00PM, at the Baytree Conference Center. Lunch will be provided. SPRING 2013 COURSE: Science & Justice: Experiments in Collaboration (SOCY/BME/FMST 268A and ANTH 267), Prof. Andrew Mathews, Thursdays 9-12:00 We are pleased to announce new opportunities for graduate students to join our NSF-funded Science & Justice Training Program. The… Continue Reading Informational meeting for new cohort of Science & Justice Graduate Training Program

Recent special issues edited by Science & Justice members, past and present

A number of past and present Science & Justice members have recently edited special editions of scholarly journals focussed on themes commonly explored in Science & Justice colloquia and courses. These collections highlight the ways in which S&J facilitates thinking across boundaries and gathering around interesting objects. Assistant Director of the S&J Research Center  Jacob Metcalf and… Continue Reading Recent special issues edited by Science & Justice members, past and present

Karen Barad provides keynote address to “MATTERING: Feminism, Science and Materialism” conference

Karen Barad, co-Director for the Science & Justice Training Program, will provide the keynote address at the upcoming feminist science studies conference at CUNY, MATTERING: Feminism, Science and Materialism. This conference, organized jointly by the Center for the Study of Women and Society, the Committee on Interdisciplinary Science Studies and the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate… Continue Reading Karen Barad provides keynote address to “MATTERING: Feminism, Science and Materialism” conference