Our key note speaker for the event will be Jenny Reardon. Jenny is a professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz. Jenny is the founder and director of the Science and Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz which is home to research on the broad intersection of science and society, with particular intellectual engagement on specific issues of ‘justice’.
Her first book, Race to the Finish: Identity and Governance in an Age of Genomics (Princeton University Press, 2005) explores the social and political complexities of one of the most (in)famous population genetics initiatives to date, the Human Genome Diversity Project.
The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge After the Genome (forthcoming with Chicago University Press), will be her next monograph.