Past Events

Jan 24 | Wiring Gaia at the Water-Energy Nexus: Indigenous Water Guardians and Decolonizing Water Science

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:40-1:15 PM Rachel Carson College 301 (Sociology) As emblematized by the ongoing protests at Standing Rock, water is a foundational element—biophysical, epistemological, and spiritual—in Indigenous societies and lifeways. Dr. Karen Bakker discusses how this crucial life source has come under increased threat due to the claimed necessity of extractivist development projects which… Continue Reading Jan 24 | Wiring Gaia at the Water-Energy Nexus: Indigenous Water Guardians and Decolonizing Water Science

Jan 23 | Film Screening: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs 2016 “TRANSCENDENT… epic spectacle. […]She lets the camera hunt for art in every frame, mining veins of abstract beauty rather than sharp nuggets of political narrative”  Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s “ASTONISHING, stunningly beautiful. […] Equal parts sigh, song and cry.”  Linda Barnard, Toronto Star “BREATHTAKING, gripping. […] Finds beauty in… Continue Reading Jan 23 | Film Screening: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

Jan 13 | Retro Policies and Ongoing Fights: Thinking the Present through HIV Activisms Then and Now

Friday, January 13, 2017 11:40-1:15 PM Rachel Carson College 301 (Sociology) Science and Justice Visiting Scholar and UCSC alum Alexis Shotwell, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University joins S&J Faculty Affiliate Debbie Gould (Associate Professor of Sociology) and S&J Assistant Director Kate Weatherford Darling in conversation about HIV/AIDS activisms. Since the 1980s, HIV activists across the… Continue Reading Jan 13 | Retro Policies and Ongoing Fights: Thinking the Present through HIV Activisms Then and Now

Jan 9 | The Land Beneath Our Feet

The IHR Research Cluster on Race, Violence, Inequality and the Anthropocene presents The Land Beneath Our Feet A film by Sarita Siegel & Gregg Mitman Followed by a conversation with Gregg Mitman & Donna Haraway Monday January 9, 2017 5:30-7:30PM Digital Arts Research Center 108 The Land Beneath Our Feet follows a young Liberian man, uprooted… Continue Reading Jan 9 | The Land Beneath Our Feet

Feb 22 | Rick Prelinger, “Silence, Cacophony, Crosstalk: Archival Talking Points”

February 22, 2017 | 12:00 -1:00 PM, Humanities Building 1, Room 210 The Center for Cultural Studies hosts Rick Prelinger, an Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at UCSC, as well as Founder of the Prelinger Archives and a board member at the Internet Archive. Prelinger currently researches the political economy and aesthetics of archives.… Continue Reading Feb 22 | Rick Prelinger, “Silence, Cacophony, Crosstalk: Archival Talking Points”

Cocktail Hour: Making the Island Desert: Cotton Colonialism and the Long History of the Shrinking Aral Sea

4:00-5:30pm | SJRC Common Room (Oakes 231) The Science and Justice Research Center will host Maya Peterson, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California – Santa Cruz, in a Cocktail Hour discussion. The rapid disappearance of the Aral Sea over the years leading up to and since the collapse of the Soviet Union has been called… Continue Reading Cocktail Hour: Making the Island Desert: Cotton Colonialism and the Long History of the Shrinking Aral Sea