Upcoming Events

October 09, 2019 | Meet & Greet

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 4:00-5:30 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Please join us for a beginning of quarter social hour. In addition to a chance to celebrate the new academic year and enjoy each other’s company over nice food and drink, we will be welcoming new members of our community, and welcoming back others.… Continue Reading October 09, 2019 | Meet & Greet

October 16, 2019 | Ruha Benjamin on A New Jim Code?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:00-4:00pm Merrill Cultural Center A New Jim Code? Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. Benjamin will present the concept… Continue Reading October 16, 2019 | Ruha Benjamin on A New Jim Code?

November 6, 2019 | Informational meeting for new cohort of Science & Justice Training Program

The Science and Justice Research Center will host an Informational Meeting on our internationally recognized interdisciplinary Graduate Training and Certificate Program: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 12:00-1:30PM Graduate Student Commons 204 Our Science and Justice Training Program (SJTP) is a globally unique initiative that trains doctoral students to work across the disciplinary boundaries of the natural… Continue Reading November 6, 2019 | Informational meeting for new cohort of Science & Justice Training Program

November 12, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators P.O.S.T. Course

8:30am – 5:00pm Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Community Room 5200 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Course Description This 8-hour course is designed to assist understanding and engagement with new genomic technologies that are increasingly common as investigative leads, such as, DNA-predicted physical appearance (hair/eye/skin color, face shape) and ancestry estimations. This course provides… Continue Reading November 12, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators P.O.S.T. Course

November 19, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators Panel

Wednesday, November 19 Time and Location to be confirmed. Science & Justice Visiting Scholar and UC Santa Cruz Anthropology Alum, Cris Hughes, reunites academics and forensic technicians to discuss historical and current field training to better understand genomic technological applications, the problems and limits of interpretation, the resources available, and the incentives technicians face tied… Continue Reading November 19, 2019 | Forensic Genomics for Investigators Panel

November 21, 2019 | Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Database

Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:10-8:45pm Cultural Center at Merrill Hosted by the Crown College Core Course (Ethical and Political Implications of Emerging Technologies) and the Science & Justice Research Center, with an introduction from Kim TallBear. Jessica Kolopenuk will talk with Science & Justice and the Crown College about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women database.… Continue Reading November 21, 2019 | Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Database

December 04, 2019 | Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, 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 robots,… Continue Reading December 04, 2019 | Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

January 22-23, 2020 | Alondra Nelson

Wednesday and Thursday, January 22-23, 2020 Times/Locations: TBD Details coming soon… Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University. A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, she is the author most recently of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Her publications also… Continue Reading January 22-23, 2020 | Alondra Nelson

February 5, 2020 | Lukas Rieppel on Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12noon-1:30pm Humanities 210 4:00-5:30pm SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 Join the SJRC and the Center for Cultural Studies for a noon talk and an evening book discussion with Lukas Rieppel. During the 1920s, a large team of researchers from the New York natural history museum spent nearly a decade exploring the… Continue Reading February 5, 2020 | Lukas Rieppel on Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition