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, 2017 | Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium
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, 2017 | CRISPR Cas9 and Justice
The terms “post-fact”, “post-truth”, and “post-reality” are now being used to label the new era we have entered. We are already seeing the erasure of climate data from servers and websites, and purveyors of the truth, including climate scientists, journalists, and academics are being put on warning. (The Climate Scientists witch-hunt and the Professor Watchlist… Continue Reading May 9, 2017 | Telling the Truth: Objectivity and Justice
The Center for Emerging Worlds presents a Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Vijay Prashad, Dr. Lisa Rofel, Dr. Mayanthi Fernando, and Asad Haider Dr. Vijay Prashad is Professor of International Studies and South Asian History at Trinity College, Connecticut and a renowned journalist. He was trained as a historical anthropologist and received his Ph.D from the University… Continue Reading May 02, 2017 | What’s Left of Progressive Politics?
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, 2017 | Seeing Like a Valley
‘… what happened in Sweden last Friday’. Mythologies and Methods in post-fact times Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Join Science & Justice in welcoming “Knowledge production beyond the norms” a transdisciplinary research node from Uppsala university, Sweden. Core of their scope of interest are the effects of political realities and epistemological assumptions that structure knowledge production, as well… Continue Reading April 25, 2017 | Lunch with Uppsala
Wednesday, April 19th 5:30-7:30 pm Namaste Lounge Hosted by the College Nine and Ten CoCurricular Programs Office, SJRC Assistant Director, Kate Weatherford Darling will present her research centering social justice and health inequalities in the discussion of biomedicine and US healthcare and policy. Asking the question: What would it take to build new California “healthscapes” (Clarke… Continue Reading April 19, 2017 | Food For Thought’s Unequal Healthscapes in California’s “Biohub”
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM SJRC Common Room Oakes 231 Join SJRC fellows and affiliates for lunch and a discussion with Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Professor of Sociology and Science in Society, and Chair of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexualities Program at Wesleyan University. Professor Pitts-Taylor will be discussing Chapter One of her most recent book The Brain’s Body:… Continue Reading April 12, 2017 | Book Discussion with Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, room 599 The multiple forms of disturbances rendered by conflict upon landscapes around the world demonstrate that this anthropogenic agent is an incredible force that is capable of exerting an influence on the environment in a wide variety of ways, yet the bridge between geomorphology and… Continue Reading April 05, 2017 | Post Conflict Battlefield Landscape Recovery – or Not?
Tuesday April 4, 2017 4:00-6:00 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 The terms “post-fact”, “post-truth”, and “post-reality” are now being used to label the new era we have entered. We are already seeing the erasure of climate data from servers and websites, and purveyors of the truth, including climate scientists, journalists, and academics are being put on warning.… Continue Reading April 04, 2017 | Telling the Truth: Objectivity and Justice