Upcoming Events

Feb 12 | Safiya Umoja Noble on The Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:00pm Kresge Town Hall The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or… Continue Reading Feb 12 | Safiya Umoja Noble on The Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

March 5 | Can We Build a Trustworthy and Trusted Press: The Trust Project Challenge

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:00pm (reception to follow) Kresge Town Hall We all think we can tell the difference between information designed to deceive and journalism designed to inform. But how do we really know? Join Sally Lehrman in a discussion of this critical question in a climate of mistrust and misinformation. Lehrman, an award-winning… Continue Reading March 5 | Can We Build a Trustworthy and Trusted Press: The Trust Project Challenge

March 06 | Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, Room 599 Co-authors Neda Atanasoski (UCSC Feminist Studies, CRES) and Kalindi Vora (UC Davis Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) will present on their new book Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (Duke University Press, March 2019).   Book Description In Surrogate Humanity Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which… Continue Reading March 06 | Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

May 10 | The Futures of Critical Food Studies: Cross-Disciplinary Possibilities & Coalition Building

The Futures of Critical Food Studies: Cross-Disciplinary Possibilities & Coalition Building Friday, May 10, 2019 | Namaste Lounge Science & Justice Training Program Graduate Fellows Halie Kampman (Environmental Studies) and Erica Zurawski (Sociology) will organize a campus-wide event on the futures of critical food studies. The event encourages previously unconsidered connections and relationships across the social… Continue Reading May 10 | The Futures of Critical Food Studies: Cross-Disciplinary Possibilities & Coalition Building

Spring: “No, Really, What Percentage are You?”: Genomics, Race, and Genetic Ancestry Testing

“No, Really, What Percentage are You?”: Genomics, Race, and Genetic Ancestry Testing Science & Justice Training Program Graduate Fellows Jon Akutagawa (Biomolecular Engineering), Dennis Browe (Sociology), Maggie Edge (Literature), Dorothy R. Santos (Film & Digital Media) and Caroline Spurgin (Education) with undergraduate fellow Diana Sernas (Pure Mathematics) will organize a public event exploring the promise… Continue Reading Spring: “No, Really, What Percentage are You?”: Genomics, Race, and Genetic Ancestry Testing

Oct 16 | Ruja Benjamin

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Details coming soon… Ruha Benjamin is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she studies the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine. Ruha is the founder of the JUST DATA Lab and the author of two books, People’s Science  (Stanford) and Race After Technology (Polity), and editor of Captivating Technology (Duke). Ruha… Continue Reading Oct 16 | Ruja Benjamin