News and Events Archive

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

February 28, 2019 - 12:45 PM

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...


Why Courts Matter: A Conversation with North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan

February 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM

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

February 12, 2019 - 3:45 PM

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...


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

January 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM

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

Immigration Series: Flyer and Dates

November 12, 2018 - 3:45 PM

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)

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Pics and Link from Delfanti Talk

October 30, 2018 - 11:00 PM

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


Alessandro Delfanti, "The History of Politics of Distributed Biotechnology"

October 30, 2018 - 12:45 PM

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!).

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NC Trans Pride 2018

October 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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


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

October 2, 2018 - 12:45 PM

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...