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The African Studies Center (ASC) sponsors conferences, lectures, exhibits, film series, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to foster understanding of Africa among members of the U-M community and the public  and to advance the exchange of resources and knowledge between U-M and its partners in Africa.

In addition to our yearly programming, ASC considers funding requests to cosponsor lectures, events, performances,  and activities that coincide with the our mission to promote a broad and deep understanding of the region. Request to cosponsor an event»

POSTPONED to SPRING 2021. Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: STS and the Carceral State

Keynote speaker: Keith Breckenridge, University of Witwatersrand
Thursday, April 9, 2020
2:00-6:00 PM
Michigan Room Michigan League Map
Science and technology lie at the heart of the carceral state. Matters of modern law and order rely on state-of-the-art technoscience as ideological and practical resources. Scientific theories about human behavior influence legal interpretations of guilt, sanity, violence, and innocence. Biometric sensors, cameras, tasers, and electronic ankle bracelets surveil, discipline, control, punish, and contain populations. This conference brings together an international group of science and technology studies (STS) scholars—humanists and social scientists who have developed analytic tools and perspectives for systematically understanding the reciprocal relationships between science, technology, politics, and society—to rigorously address one of the major social justice and human rights issues of our times.

This is a two-day conference co-organized by the Program in Science, Technology & Society and the Science, Technology & Public Policy program. Keynote is cosponsored by the African Studies Center.
Building: Michigan League
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Africa, African American, Anthropology, Ethics, History, Information and Technology, International, Latin America, Science, Technology, And Society Program, Social Justice, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Science, Technology & Society, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), Rackham Graduate School, Prison Creative Arts Project, The, Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, African Studies Center, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of American Culture, U-M Office of Research, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Poverty Solutions, Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:00-6:00 PM