Upcoming Events

May 30-31, 2019 | Indigeneity and Climate Justice

Indigeneity and Climate Justice Thursday May 30 – Friday May 31 9:30-3:30pm – (schedule) (poster) Arboretum Horticulture Hall II The UC Santa Cruz Feminist Studies Department presents a Feminist Science Studies Conference on Indigeneity and Climate Justice, organized by and Professors of Feminist Studies Karen Barad (Science & Justice Director of Teaching) and Felicity Amaya Schaeffer.… Continue Reading May 30-31, 2019 | Indigeneity and Climate Justice

June 5-7, 2019 | Wrong at the Root: Racial Bias and The Tension Between Numbers and Words in Non-Internet Data

Wednesday, June 5 – Friday, June 7, 2019 Melvin Calvin Laboratory University of California Berkeley   Sponsored by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Sloan Foundation Artificially intelligent systems extrapolate from historical training data. While the training process is robust to “noisy” data, systematically biased data will inexorably lead to biased… Continue Reading June 5-7, 2019 | Wrong at the Root: Racial Bias and The Tension Between Numbers and Words in Non-Internet Data

June 6, 2019 | Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence  

Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:00 PM (registration) UC Santa Cruz, Kresge College Seminar Room The Right Livelihood Laureate Lecture presents an evening with Nicanor Perlas, Right Livelihood Award Laureate, followed by panel discussion with UC Santa Cruz Faculty Anthony Aguirre (Associate Professor of Physics), Lise Getoor (Professor of… Continue Reading June 6, 2019 | Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence  

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

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 October 16, 2019 | Ruha Benjamin

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 Location: TBD 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 and social… Continue Reading November 6, 2019 | Informational meeting for new cohort of Science & Justice Training Program

November 20, 2019 | Jessica Kolopenuk

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Location/Time: TBD Jessica Kolopenuk will talk with us about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women database. For resources, tool-kits and webinars that frame the issues, refer to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. Jessica Kolopenuk (Cree, Peguis First Nation) is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta and Ph.D. Candidate… Continue Reading November 20, 2019 | Jessica Kolopenuk

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

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

January 23-24, 2020 | Alondra Nelson

Thursday and Friday, January 23-24, 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 23-24, 2020 | Alondra Nelson