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Racism, Technology and Social Protest: a Community Dialogue

racismtechBrenna Diggins ’17 writes in:

This will be an informal dialogue led by professors Anthony Hatch and Jennifer Tucker that will foster group discussion of the historical and social contexts in which people use technologies, specifically communication and visual technologies, to analyze and challenge racism.

Prof. Hatch is the author of Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America (forthcoming) and teaches courses on science and technology studies, critical social theories, and cultural studies of health and medicine.

Prof. Tucker specializes in science and technology studies and the history and theory of photography, and is completing a new book, Caught on Camera: A History of Photographic Surveillance and Resistance and, with Jennifer Mnookin (Dean, UCLA Law School), a Sourcebook on Photography and Law. Both teach in the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan.

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 12:30-2PM
Place: PAC001

SISP: Professor Joseph Dumit Talk

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Administrative Assistant extraordinaire for FGSS, Jennifer Enxuto:

“Maximum Prescriptions and Drugs for Life: Growing Health through Facts and Pharmaceuticals”

How can health be considered a market to be grown, and are there limits to it? This presentation examines some of the forces driving research in health, especially the turn toward risk reduction, mass prevention, and life-long chronic treatments. By looking at how the pharmaceutical industry struggles with defining health, it shows how market size comes to play a critical role in our changing understanding of public health and the continual growth of pharmaceutical consumption.

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free

Miriam Solomon Lecture, “‘A Troubled Area’: Understanding the Controversy over Screening Mammography for Women aged 40-49”

For those interested in philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, history of science, epistemology, gender and science and biomedical ethics, here is a fascinating event from the SiSP Department featuring Miriam Solomon.

Ms. Solomon is currently writing a book on evidence-based medicine, medical consensus conferences, narrative medicine and translational medicine, titled Beyond the Art and Science of Medicine. She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press, 2001), and has published extensively in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine and biomedical ethics.

  • When: Thursday, February 2, 4:15 P.M.
  • Where: Allbritton 311
  • Cost: FREE
  • Flyer: click here