Upcoming Events

May 1 | Reading Group with Lesley Green

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 11:30-1:30 PM Humanities 1, Room 402 Reading Seminar on #ScienceMustFall and ABC of Plant Medicine: On Posing Cosmopolitical Questions Email Kristina Lyons (krlyons@ucsc.edu) for the readings. Lesley Green | Fulbright Fellow, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town; Director… Continue Reading May 1 | Reading Group with Lesley Green

May 2 | “Sons and Daughters of Soil?” reflections on Life Sciences and Decoloniality in South Africa

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 3:30-5:30 PM Humanities 1, Room 210 Responding, as researchers, to Earth Mastery that includes not only violent machines, but a violation of evidence and epistemes including the scientific episteme, requires accumulating and presenting evidence for existences that do not exist — at least, not in neoliberal discourses. In trying to research… Continue Reading May 2 | “Sons and Daughters of Soil?” reflections on Life Sciences and Decoloniality in South Africa

May 09 | Timescales, Memory, and Nuclear Geographies: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Julie Salverson

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Humanities 1, room 210 Writers and activists researching nuclear things face “the challenge of rendering visible occluded, sprawling webs of interconnectedness” (Nixon 2011, 13). This discussion features two writers whose work traces the sprawling webs of nuclear geographies, binding uranium mining and its dispersed radioactive legacies. Julie Salverson (Professor… Continue Reading May 09 | Timescales, Memory, and Nuclear Geographies: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Julie Salverson

May 16 | Bioengineering in the Open

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, room 599 Bioengineering is an ascendant and elite field. Advocates of “open” bioengineering propose to expand the participants, methods and scope of practices & ideas for intervening in biology. Drawing on the perceived innovative successes of Silicon Valley, these advocates often promote analogies to computer and information… Continue Reading May 16 | Bioengineering in the Open