Past Events

January 22, 2020 | Racial Reconciliation and the Future of Race in America

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Doors open 6:00pm; talk at 7:00pm Kuumbwa Jazz Center (320 Cedar St, Downtown, Santa Cruz) RSVP is required; tickets are $10 a limited amount of free graduate student tickets will be available, contact joni@ucsc.edu (sold out!) Join us for a vibrant, stimulating, and challenging conversation on race in America with Alondra Nelson… Continue Reading January 22, 2020 | Racial Reconciliation and the Future of Race in America

January 21, 2020 | Works-in-Progress with Alondra Nelson: “Even a Moon Shot Needs a Flight Plan: Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:00-6:00 PM RELOCATED: Louden Nelson Center, Room 3, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA (map) Join SJRC scholars for an open discussion of works-in-progress! This is a wonderful chance to engage with one another’s ideas, and support our own internal work. At this session, longtime friend and SJRC colleague, Alondra Nelson,… Continue Reading January 21, 2020 | Works-in-Progress with Alondra Nelson: “Even a Moon Shot Needs a Flight Plan: Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration”

December 04, 2019 | Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, 599 Co-authors Neda Atanasoski (UCSC Feminist Studies, CRES) and Kalindi Vora (UC Davis Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) will present on their new book Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (Duke University Press, March 2019), with responses by CRES Director Christine Hong and SJRC Director Jenny Reardon. A dessert reception… Continue Reading December 04, 2019 | Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

December 03, 2019 | Forensic Genomics: New Frontiers and New Considerations

Tuesday, December 03 4:00-6:00pm Namaste Lounge Science & Justice Visiting Scholar and UC Santa Cruz Anthropology Alum, Cris Hughes, unites academics and forensic practitioners to discuss historical and current field training, genomic technological applications in forensic investigations, the problems and limits of interpretation, the resources available, and the incentives practitioners face tied to case resolution. In… Continue Reading December 03, 2019 | Forensic Genomics: New Frontiers and New Considerations

November 21, 2019 | Visions of Star Women: A Cree Theory of Canada’s National Missing Person’s DNA Program

Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:10-8:45pm Cultural Center at Merrill Hosted by the Crown College Core Course (Ethical and Political Implications of Emerging Technologies) and the Science & Justice Research Center, with an introduction on Indigenous STS from Kim TallBear. Jessica Kolopenuk will present a talk titled, “Visions of Star Women: A Cree Theory of Canada’s… Continue Reading November 21, 2019 | Visions of Star Women: A Cree Theory of Canada’s National Missing Person’s DNA Program

November 12, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators P.O.S.T. Course

8:30am – 5:00pm Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Community Room 5200 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Course Description This 8-hour course is designed to assist understanding and engagement with new genomic technologies that are increasingly common as investigative leads, such as, DNA-predicted physical appearance (hair/eye/skin color, face shape) and ancestry estimations. This course provides… Continue Reading November 12, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators P.O.S.T. Course

November 06, 2019 | Meet & Greet

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 4:00-5:30 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Please join us for a beginning of quarter social hour. In addition to a chance to celebrate the new academic year and enjoy each other’s company over nice food and drink, we will be welcoming new members of our community, and welcoming back others.… Continue Reading November 06, 2019 | Meet & Greet