“Genomics and Philosophy of Race” Conference

April 12-13, 2014, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The “Genomics and Philosophy of Race” conference aims to foster a dialogue about race, and, in particular, about relationships between ideas of race and modern genomics research. Four panels of experts and two keynote speakers will consider scientific, historical, sociological, and philosophical questions: Does contemporary genomics inform and shift our classifications, conceptualizations, and consciousness of race? To what extent is race real? Which inferences, if any, about the body, mind, and culture might race and related concepts (e.g., ancestry and ethnicity) ground? We invite students, researchers, and the public at large to join our conversation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 • 10am-6pm

Brief Opening Comments:
William A. Ladusaw, UC Sante Cruz, Humanities Dean
Nathaniel Deutsch, UCSC, IHR Director
Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, PI “Philosophy in a Multicultural Context”

Opening Keynote:
Sarah Richardson, Harvard

Biology Panel:
Bridget Algee-Hewitt, Stanford
Doc Edge, Stanford
Scott Lokey, UCSC
Rasmus Nielsen, UC Berkeley
Noah Rosenberg, Stanford

History Panel:
Nathaniel Deutsch, UCSC
Lisa Gannett, St. Mary’s University
Minghui Hu, UCSC
Carlos López Beltrán, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Paula Moya, Stanford

Sociology Panel:
John Brown Childs, UCSC
Guillermo Delgado-P, UCSC
Hiroshi Fukurai, UCSC
Sandra Harvey, UCSC
Stephanie Montgomery, UCSC

Sunday, April 13, 2014 • 9am-12pm

Philosophy Panel:
Josh Glasgow, Sonoma State
James Griesemer, UC Davis
Jonathan Kaplan, Oregon State University
Roberta Millstein, UC Davis
Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, UCSC

Closing Keynote:
Quayshawn Spencer, University of San Francisco

This event is presented by the Philosophy in a Multicultural Context Research Cluster, and co-organized by the Institute for Humanities Research and Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther. Generous support provided by UCSC: UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, the UC Center for New Racial Studies, the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Kresge College, Cowell College, College Eight, College Nine, Merrill College, Departments of Philosophy, Anthropology, and Sociology. Additional support from: Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics, Stanford University, and Science and Technology Studies, UC Davis.

For those driving, we recommend parking in the Core West Parking Structure (free parking on weekends). From Highway 17, exit Highway 1 North (toward Half Moon Bay) and make a slight right to follow the highway as it becomes Mission Street through town. Travel approximately one mile north to Bay Street in Santa Cruz. Turn right on Bay and proceed up the hill to UC Santa Cruz. Turn left on High Street (you want the west campus entrance, not the main entrance). Continue onto Empire Grade towards the west entrance. Turn right onto Heller Drive. The Core West Parking Structure entrance is on Heller Drive @ McLaughlin Drive (map). After parking, walk across Heller Drive and take the pedestrian bridge to Kresge College. The Kresge Town Hall will be located on your right, next to the Owl’s Nest Cafe. Accessible parking spaces are available behind the Town Hall in lot 142. Those walking or arriving by Metro bus or campus shuttle should get off at the Kresge College bus stop on Heller Drive and walk over the pedestrian bridge.

Start: April 12, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
Event Category:
IHR Events

Philosophy in a Multicultural Context
Website: http://ihr.ucsc.edu/portfolio/philosophy-in-a-multicultural-context/

Posted: April 03, 2014