Past Events

March 09, 2020 | Personalizing medicine through genomics in Denmark

Monday, March 9, 2020 12-1:30 PM UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Westside Research Park: 2300 Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz Double Helix Conference Room In this talk, Iben M. Gjødsbøl (Assistant Professor Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen) draws upon ethnographic research carried out in Denmark to give an account… Continue Reading March 09, 2020 | Personalizing medicine through genomics in Denmark

February 5, 2020 | Lukas Rieppel on Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12noon-1:30pm Humanities 210 4:00-5:30pm SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Join the SJRC and the Center for Cultural Studies for a noon talk and an evening book discussion with Lukas Rieppel. During the 1920s, a large team of researchers from the New York natural history museum spent nearly a decade exploring the… Continue Reading February 5, 2020 | Lukas Rieppel on Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition

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