Upcoming Events

Nov 28 | Algorithms, Mobility, and Justice

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, Room 599 Are moral algorithms a reasonable solution for taking advantage of life-saving potentials of self-driving cars? In this talk, Nassim JafariNaimi (Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology)  engages the utilitarian framings that are dominant in the discourses on self-driving cars inclusive of the assumptions that are folded into… Continue Reading Nov 28 | Algorithms, Mobility, and Justice

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

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:00-5:30 PM SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 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… Continue Reading March 06 | Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

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

Spring: The Futures of Critical Food Studies: Cross-Disciplinary Possibilities & Coalition Building

The Futures of Critical Food Studies: Cross-Disciplinary Possibilities & Coalition Building 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 sciences, arts, science and technical studies,… Continue Reading Spring: The Futures of Critical Food Studies: Cross-Disciplinary Possibilities & Coalition Building