Past Events

June 24, 2020 | V is for Veracity

On June 24, 2020, SJRC Founding Director Jenny Reardon joined Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication) for a conversation on Science & Justice, and to explore our intersecting work on democracy, justice, information, and truth. As Reardon’s recently written in relation in… Continue Reading June 24, 2020 | V is for Veracity

June 05, 2020 | UCHRI The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point

On Friday, June 05, 2020 David Theo Goldberg and UCHRI gathered scholars to think differently together about the structural conditions and explosive events shattering our times. In a wide-ranging conversation emerging out of the national and international protests in response to yet another spate of anti-Black police violence, these leading critical thinkers engaged questions about… Continue Reading June 05, 2020 | UCHRI The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point

April 24, 2020 | Theorizing Race After Race

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:30-3:30 PM Join Science & Justice scholars for an open discussion of Theorizing Race After Race! At this session, we’ll read and think with Alondra Nelson’s, “Society after Pandemic”: https://items.ssrc.org/insights/society-after-pandemic/ (Links to an external site.), and Ruha Benjamin’s, “Black Skin, White Masks: Racism, Vulnerability & Refuting Black Pathology”: https://aas.princeton.edu/news/black-skin-white-masks-racism-vulnerability-refuting-black-pathology. We’ll also discuss a collective… Continue Reading April 24, 2020 | Theorizing Race After Race

April 24, 2020 | STS Approaches to COVID-19: A Roundtable Discussion

Friday, April 24, 2020 11:00am–12:30pm PST A livestream conversation of STS approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, moderated by Saul Halfon, Virginia Tech Department of Science, Technology, and Society. This roundtable brings together scholars from a range of STS specializations (cultural studies, sociology, history, politics, policy, and anthropology) to help us think through the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue Reading April 24, 2020 | STS Approaches to COVID-19: A Roundtable Discussion

April 20, 2020 | Book Launch! Vital Decomposition Soil Practitioners and Life Politics

Monday, April 20, 2020 1:30 pm PST / 4:30pm EST online: https://sasupenn.zoom.us/j/767737043   Celebrate the launch of Kristina Lyons’ new book, Vital Decomposition Soil Practitioners and Life Politics (Duke University Press, April 2020). Kristina M. Lyons is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania.

Spring Science & Justice Writing Together

Tuesdays 10:00AM –  12:00Noon Wanting to establish a regular writing routine exploring science and justice? Join SJRC scholars over Zoom for open writing sessions! Open to all students, faculty, researchers and visiting scholars. For more information, the Zoom link and password, or to express interest, please contact SJRC Graduate Student Researcher Dennis Browe (sociology).

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