June 2-3, 2011, at the UCSC University Center
This conference will examine how questions of justice inform the practices of science and engineering, bringing leading scholars into conversation with the upcoming generation, including graduate student Fellows from our Science & Justice Training Program. Leigh Star, who passed away in March 2010, was a scholar of the sociology of science who lived in Santa Cruz and taught at a number of Bay Area institutions, in addition to being a friend and intellectual inspiration for many at UCSC. One of her lasting contributions to the field was the insistence that questions about the distribution of power in technoscientific systems be central to how we discuss and design these system. The conference is organized around the themes of her work.