We draw upon our research with small farmers in Uganda and Colombia to discuss the way emergent ideas about “soil health” may serve to build collaborations between soil scientists, agricultural extensionists, and farmers in the global South. We also explore how a concern for soils pushes us beyond human-centric frameworks, and towards understanding the shared ecological nature of justice, ethics, well-being, and food production. Continue Reading Soil Health and its Maladies: Field Notes with Farmers in the Global South
Communicating Science to the Public: How does the experience of long-term nuclear waste disposal prepare us to think about climate engineering?
A conversation between Jane Long (California Council on Science and Technology’s California’s Energy Future committee) and Joseph Masco (University of Chicago, Anthropology). Continue Reading Communicating Science to the Public: How does the experience of long-term nuclear waste disposal prepare us to think about climate engineering?
January 18, 2017, is a day to Teach, Organize, Resist. Poised between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the presidential inauguration, J18 is an opportunity to affirm the role of critical thinking and academic knowledge in challenging Trumpism. Continue Reading Jan 18 | TEACH! ORGANIZE! RESIST!
Please join us in congratulating the graduate fellows on their achievements in completing the Science & Justice Training Program. This certificate provides recognition to current graduate students who have developed collaborative research methods for exploring the meeting of questions of science and knowledge with questions of ethics and justice. Continue Reading Science & Justice Training Program Certificate Reception
The story of the Bermuda Principles and their codification of genome scientists’ commitment to save the human genome from private enclosure is the dominant story of the Human Genome Project. Twenty years after the first historic Bermuda meeting, this seminar will gather together at UC Santa Cruz key players in the creation of an ‘open’ approach… Continue Reading The Genomic Open: Then and Now
Fearturing Geoffrey Bowker, Professor of Informatics, UC Irvine and Jacob Metcalf, Researcher, Data & Society Research Institute Continue Reading Big Data: The Promises and Problematics of Prediction
How do conceptions of time inform our perceptions of anthropogenic climate change and influence the political and societal will to respond? A round-table discussion with Adina Paytan (UCSC Research Professor of Marine Sciences), Zoey Kroll, (Internet Communications Coordinator, SF Dep’t of the Environment) and Elida Erickson (UCSC Sustainability Programs Manager). Continue Reading It’s About Time: How Perceptions of Time Influence Environmental Action
Kim TallBear (University of Texas, Austin) discusses how genomics forms along with notions of race and indigeneity (the topic of her 2013 monograph, Native American DNA) and the novel roles that Native geneticists are playing in intervening in these processes to create a more just and democratic approach to genomics. Continue Reading Kim TallBear – Cultivating Indigenous Scientists
Half-day long symposium featuring the work of Charis Thompson (Chancellor’s Professor and Chair of Gender & Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley) and Ruha Benjamin (Assistant Professor in the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University). Continue Reading Good Science/People’s Science: An Exploration of Science and Justice
April 22, 2015
The medical industry leans heavily upon a distinction between the “normal” and the “pathological.” How and why do we continue to define this distinction, and for whom are these categories useful? Featuring Janette Dinishak (Asst Prof of Philosophy, UCSC), Kelly Ormond (Prof of Genetics, Stanford U.), and Matthew Wolf-Meyer (Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology, UCSC). Continue Reading Fixing the Pathological Body