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Science, Innovation and Technology Studies


Tom Boellstorff (Anthropology)
Dan Burk (Law)
Simon Cole (Criminology, Law and Society)
Joe DiMento (Planning, Policy and Design, Criminology, Law and Society, Newkirk Center)
Lucas Hilderbrand (Film and Media Studies)
Helen Ingram (Planning, Policy and Design)
Julia Lupton (English and Comparative Literature)
Bill Maurer (Anthropology)
David Obstfeld (Graduate School of Management)
Kavita Sara Philip (Women's Studies)
Carroll Seron (Criminology, Law and Society)
Marc Ventresca (Graduate School of Management)

Center Events

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Constructing Legalities in Scientific Organizations, Fields and Cultures, April 7, 2006.
    Martha Feldman (UC Irvine) and Calvin Morrill (UC Irvine), Moderators
    Susan Silbey (MIT), "Safe Science: Governing Green Laboratories"
    Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan), "Where Does Professional Knowledge Come From? Discussion, Inference, and Decision-Making in University Licensing"
    Mark Suchman (Wisconsin), "Taming the Market for Medical Information: "Sharing is (S)caring" on the Digital Frontier"
    Kaushik Sunder Rajan (UC Irvine), Discussant

Winter 2006

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Legal Geographies, January 19 - 20, 2006.
    Kamal Sadiq (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Rob Walker (University of Victoria), "Boundaries, Limits, Exceptions, Doubles"
    Steve Herbert (University of Washington), "Who Needs Probable Cause? The Regulation of Urban Space and the Incredible Shrinking 4th Amendment"
    Alison Mountz (Syracuse University), "Body, Border, Tunnel, Detention Center: A Geography of the Spaces Between States"
    Susan Coutin (UC Irvine), Discussant

Winter 2005

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Law and the Production of Knowledge, February 15 - 16, 2005.
    Simon Cole (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Marianne Constable (UC Berkeley), "Law and Knowledge in an Age of Information"
    Marianne de Laet (Pomona), "Patents, Knowledge, and Technology Transfer"
    Sarah Jain (Stanford), "Injury"
    Bill Maurer (UC Irvine), Discussant

Fall 2004

  • Critical Legalities Symposium and Workshop: Genealogies of the Legal, October 28 - 29, 2004.
    Inderpal Grewal (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Kavita Philip (UC Irvine), "What is a Technological Author? Notes on Piracy and the Knowledge Economy"
    Jonathan Simon (UC Berkeley), "The Eternal Sunshine of the Law and Economics Mind"
    Mariana Valverde (University of Toronto), "'Seeing like a City: Legal tools of Urban Ordering"

Presentations of Faculty Work

Spring 2004

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "Global Policy Fields: Conflicts and Settlements in Organized International Attention to Modern Census Activity, 1853-1947" by Marc Ventresca (Graduate School of Management, UC Irvine), May 3, 2004.

Co-Sponsored Events

Fall 2007

  • Individuals, Organizations and the Law: Comparative and International Perspectives, a Joint Graduate Conference on Crime, Law and Society: WasedaUniversity and The University of California, Irvine, November 1 - 2, 2007.

Fall 2005