Rebecca J. Hester, "Embodied politics: health promotion, migrant activism and neoliberalism"
Rebecca J. Hester, "Embodied politics: health promotion, migrant activism and neoliberalism"
   February 6, 2019

This working paper is meant to be the introductory chapter of my forthcoming book “Embodied Politics.” In this chapter, I argue that there are two predominant theoretical approaches to health and its promotion, both of which are based in an activist politics. On the one hand, we think of health as a social justice “good,” especially for vulnerable populations living in a neoliberal system that produces inequity. Given this understanding of health, pro-migrant activists want to promote it wherever and whenever we can as a means to offset health inequities and as a matter of physical...

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Marina Levina, "Body Disruptions: Biohacking and the Politics of Memory"
Marina Levina, "Body Disruptions: Biohacking and the Politics of Memory"
   February 5, 2019

A lot of theoretical and applied discussion of biohacking has focused on either making an argument for its revolutionary potential to democratize access to biotechnologies or warn of the possible destructive and dangerous potential of the practice. This talk aims to move the conversation beyond these two binaries. Instead of making an argument about whether biohacking is “good” or “bad” for society, I want to look at how the practice discursively and affectively constructs bodies, communities, and politics. I argue that biohacking aims to disrupt bodily memory – or those affects and...

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Why Courts Matter: A Conversation with North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan
Why Courts Matter: A Conversation with North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan
   January 25, 2019

Justice Morgan will start with some remarks from the podium and then will sit down with two Pre-law Society leaders for a wide ranging conversation about the role of courts, his career and advice he may have for our students.  Toward the end of the hour we will also allow audience members to ask him questions.

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Natalie Cisneros: How Does It Feel to be a Problem? — Racism and the “Immigration Crisis”
   January 25, 2019

 

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Mariana Ortega, “Memento Vivere: Shadow Ground, Aesthetic Memory, and the Border”
Mariana Ortega, “Memento Vivere: Shadow Ground, Aesthetic Memory, and the Border”
   January 15, 2019

For a pdf of the flyer, click here. For more on our series on immigration, see the flyer here!

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Immigration Series: Flyer and Dates
Immigration Series: Flyer and Dates
   November 12, 2018

We are pleased to announce speakers, dates and times for the upcoming series on immigration!  They are:

Jan. 24 - Mariana Ortega (Penn State) is author of In-Between:  Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self (2016). (Atkins Library Halton Reading Room, 2:30-4:00. Including photo exhibit by Verónica Cárdenas and reception)

Feb 7 - Natalie Cisneros (Seattle Univ.) is completing a monograph on immigration using the work of Gloria Andaldúa as a theoretical lens (Cone 111, 2:30-4:00)

Feb 12 - Rebecca...

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Pics and Link from Delfanti Talk
Pics and Link from Delfanti Talk
   November 2, 2018

For some pics from Alessandro Delfanti's talk - and for a link to the paper he based it around - check out the Facebook page, here

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Alessandro Delfanti, "The History of Politics of Distributed Biotechnology"
Alessandro Delfanti, "The History of Politics of Distributed Biotechnology"
   October 30, 2018

Alessandro Delfanti (Assistant Prof. of Culture and New Media at the University of Toronto) presents:

The History of Politics of Distributed Biotechnology

Lunch workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Cone 112, 11:30-12:45 (note changed start time from last year!).

Free and open to the public - but please RSVP Here by Oct. 25 so we can order food!

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Todd Kuiken, "How DIY Bio Gets Ahead on Ethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity"
Todd Kuiken, "How DIY Bio Gets Ahead on Ethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity"
   October 2, 2018

Todd Kuiken (Senior Research Scholar Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State University) presents:

How DIY Bio Gets Ahead on Ethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity

Lunch workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Cone 112, 11:30-12:45 (note changed start time from last year!).

Free and open to the public - but please...

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NC Trans Pride 2018
NC Trans Pride 2018
   October 1, 2018

The Center is pleased to be a co-sponsor of NC Trans Pride 2018 - for the flyer, see here.

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