Epistemic Justice, Communities, and Care: A Panel Discussion

Event Start Date: Monday, March 4, 2024 - 11:30 am

Event End Date: Monday, March 4, 2024 - 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Please join us for a moderated virtual panel discussion on epistemic justice and community care with Drs. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Beth Patin, and Seeta Peña Gangadharan, moderated by Dr. Amelia Gibson on Monday, March 4th, from 11:30-1:00 PM ET. Many events have challenged the world within the last five years, such as COVID-19, the movement for Black Lives, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. We will discuss how higher education communities can engage with ethics of care, respect, and what it means to value each other as human beings and as “knowers.”

This is a free, virtual event, open to the public. All interested in building safe and caring higher education communities are welcome.


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Dr. Seeta Peña Gangadharan is an associate professor in media and communications at the London School of Economics (LSE). Her work focuses on inclusion, exclusion, and marginalization, as well as questions of democracy, social justice, and technological governance. She co-leads two projects: Our Data Bodies, which examines the impact of data collection and data-driven technologies on U.S. marginalized communities, and Justice, Equity, and Technology, which studies data-driven technologies and infrastructures in European civil society. She is also Affiliated Fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and Affiliate Fellow and Advisory Board Member of Data & Society Research Institute.

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Dr. Beth Patin is an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and her research focuses on the equity of information. She is the co-founder of the Library Information Investigative Team research group. Patin’s current projects explore epistemicide, library roles in disaster, and digital humanities in the Civil Rights Movement. Named an American Library Association Emerging Leader in 2007, she received the 2021 Early Career Award from the Institute of Museums and Library Services. Notably, she won consecutive Best Paper Awards in 2022 and 2023 and her article “Interrupting Epistemicide” was honored as the Best Information Ethics and Policy Paper of 2021.

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Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an associate professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her research in theoretical physics focuses on cosmology, neutron stars, and dark matter, as well as Black feminist science, technology, and society studies. She co-convened Dark Matter: Cosmic Probes in the 2021 Snowmass particle physics community planning process, and she is a member of the National Academies Elementary Particles: Progress and Promise decadal committee. She created the Cite Black Women+ in Physics and Astronomy Bibliography.

Additional Information:

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Speaker(s): Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Beth Patin