Past Events

Jan 17 | Visiting Scholars Roundtable

S&J welcomes Lesley Green, (Fulbright Scholar, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Founding Director of Environmental Humanities South at the University of Cape Town, South Africa) to the S&J Visiting Scholars Program who will share an overview of a forthcoming book, “Rock | Water | Life” and a wider Environmental Humanities South project building on soils scholarship, while visiting… Continue Reading Jan 17 | Visiting Scholars Roundtable

Nov 29 | Treasure Island and Ecological, Infrastructural, and Racial Justice

“Treasure Island and Ecological, Infrastructural, & Racial Justice – Atomic Maneuvers, Toxic Legacies, and the Current Housing Crisis in the Bay Area: For Whom and When is Treasure Island Habitable?” San Francisco’s Treasure Island, constructed for the 1939 Gold Gate Internal Exposition, was given to the US Navy on the eve of World War II.… Continue Reading Nov 29 | Treasure Island and Ecological, Infrastructural, and Racial Justice

Oct 18 | Imaginactivism: Magic, Figuration & Speculative Fiction in the Pursuit of Justice

Speculative Fiction Workshop with Joan Haran and Martha Kenney With interventions from Starhawk, Donna Haraway, and Elizabeth Stephens Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00-4:30 PM DARC Light Lab 306 In this workshop we will take inspiration from Starhawk and Donna Haraway. In their writings since the later 1970s we can trace both the influence of a web… Continue Reading Oct 18 | Imaginactivism: Magic, Figuration & Speculative Fiction in the Pursuit of Justice

Oct 11 | Meet & Greet

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. This will be a great chance for everyone to meet the… Continue Reading Oct 11 | Meet & Greet

Oct 03 | Epigenetics, Trauma, and Restorative Justice

Post-genomic scientific research practices are shifting conceptualizations of the relationships between bodies & environments over human lifetimes and generations (Lappé & Landecker 2015; Darling et al. 2016). Epigenetics has recently generated a set of frameworks & methods for linking environmental & social exposures to molecular effects. Ruth Müller and Martha Kenney are investigating how the… Continue Reading Oct 03 | Epigenetics, Trauma, and Restorative Justice

May 18-19 | Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

A multi-disciplinary gathering to explore our relationships with the environment and social justice, engage in human/non-human collaboration, critique ideologies and debate new sexualities. Let’s examine where our “bodies” end and “nature” begins. What happens when we posit the Earth as our lover? Schedule to include keynotes by Kim TallBear (Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Alberta) on Decolonizing Settler… Continue Reading May 18-19 | Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

May 10 | CRISPR Cas9 and Justice

Sponsored by the CRISPR User Group, SJRC Director Jenny Reardon (Professor of Sociology) will present a talk, to divert our gaze from the spectacular—we will cut out deadly genes; we will fundamentally alter the human species—to focus on the more mundane, but more profound changes of which CRISPR technologies are apart—changes that that call into question how… Continue Reading May 10 | CRISPR Cas9 and Justice