Past Events

May 30 | WiSE’s Science on Tap | The Postgenomic Condition

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | The Crepe Place: 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (slideshare of presentation; begins about 10:55) SJRC Director and Sociology Professor Jenny Reardon will discuss with us her new book, The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice & Knowledge After the Genome. Reardon’s research draws into focus questions about identity, justice and democracy… Continue Reading May 30 | WiSE’s Science on Tap | The Postgenomic Condition

May 17 | Caring for Prairies: A Conversation with Wes Jackson

The ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Inaugural Gathering of Changemakers for Social and Environmental Justice Tues-Thursday, May 15-17, 2018 Refer to schedule for locations The Right Livelihood Award—widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’—was established in 1980 to honor and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.… Continue Reading May 17 | Caring for Prairies: A Conversation with Wes Jackson

May 16 | Bioengineering in the Open

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, room 599  (BitO poster)  Bioengineering is an ascendant and elite field. Advocates of “open” bioengineering propose to expand the participants, methods and scope of practices & ideas for intervening in biology. Drawing on the perceived innovative successes of Silicon Valley, these advocates often promote analogies to computer… Continue Reading May 16 | Bioengineering in the Open

May 16 | Assembling Precision Medicine

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:30-3:30pm Engineering 2, Room 599   Join S&J Visiting Scholars Declan Kuch and Matthew Kearnes in an informal discussion on how proponents of the bio-nano sciences, centered around polymer chemistry, have promised a new generation of targeting agents that will carry drug payloads to diseased cells with greater accuracy. Alongside these promises, proponents of precision… Continue Reading May 16 | Assembling Precision Medicine

May 09 | Timescales, Memory, and Nuclear Geographies: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Julie Salverson

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Louden Nelson Center, Room 1 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Writers and activists researching nuclear things face “the challenge of rendering visible occluded, sprawling webs of interconnectedness” (Nixon 2011, 13). This discussion features two writers whose work traces the sprawling webs of nuclear geographies, binding uranium mining… Continue Reading May 09 | Timescales, Memory, and Nuclear Geographies: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Julie Salverson

May 2 | “Sons and Daughters of Soil?” reflections on Life Sciences and Decoloniality in South Africa

Wednesday, May 02, 2018, 3:30-5:30 PM, Humanities 1, Room 210 Responding, as researchers, to Earth Mastery that includes not only violent machines, but a violation of evidence and epistemes including the scientific episteme, requires accumulating and presenting evidence for existences that do not exist — at least, not in neoliberal discourses. In trying to research and support… Continue Reading May 2 | “Sons and Daughters of Soil?” reflections on Life Sciences and Decoloniality in South Africa

May 1 | Reading Group with Lesley Green

Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 11:30-1:30 PM, Humanities 1, Room 408 Reading Seminar on #ScienceMustFall and ABC of Plant Medicine: On Posing Cosmopolitical Questions Email Kristina Lyons (krlyons@ucsc.edu) for the readings. Lesley Green | Fulbright Fellow, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town; Director of Environmental… Continue Reading May 1 | Reading Group with Lesley Green

Mar 15 | Making Worlds with Crows: A Multispecies Ethics Workshop with Thom van Dooren

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 3:15-5:15 PM | Humanities 1, Room 202 Thom van Dooren will present an overview of his new book, Making Worlds With Crows; we will then discuss its final chapter, “Provisioning Crows: Cultivating Ecologies of Hope. Please email mfernan3@ucsc.edu for the chapter. Ubiquitous in their global presence, crows are now found almost everywhere… Continue Reading Mar 15 | Making Worlds with Crows: A Multispecies Ethics Workshop with Thom van Dooren