Past Events

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

April 26 | Seeing Like a Valley

Seeing like a Valley seeks to bring together scholars, policy makers, artists and practitioners to understand the place of the Valley in shaping not just new technologies, but moral visions.  It will explore how these visions help and hinder abilities to see and respond to today’s pressing issues and problems: growing inequalities and entrenched forms… Continue Reading April 26 | Seeing Like a Valley