2nd Annual History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Values (HPSTV) Graduate Conference: Race, Justice, and Equity


Location: Virtual via Zoom

Ndhpstv Dr

All presentations will be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Registration is required to receive links to the virtual sessions.

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Conference Program for April 30 -May 1 is listed below.


Friday, April 30
(All times listed are in EST)


  • Invited Speaker: Chamara Moore

University of Notre Dame

“There are Black People in the Future: Black Speculation as a Praxis of Healing"


Graduate Student Presentations Session I



  • Arjun Sawhney, Queen’s University

“Policing in the Age of Algorithms”



  • Greyson Abid, University of California Berkeley

“Towards a Two-Factor Approach to the Cross-Race Effect”


2:30pm-2:45pm Break



  • Invited Speaker: Jenny Reardon

University of California Santa Cruz

“Thank God for the Absence of Hope: Asking Awkward Questions About Science, Race and Truth”


3:45pm-4:15pm Break



  • Keynote: Duana Fullwiley, Stanford University

"Present Selves, Embodied Pasts, Through the Looking-Glass."



Saturday, May 1 
(All times listed are in EST)


Graduate Student Presentations Session II



  • Ryan Michaël Miller, University of Geneva

"Race as a Constructed Cause"



  • Cameron Yetman, Western University (London, Ontario)

“Can Minimalism About Semantic Deference Save Spencer’s OMB Race Theory?”


1:15pm-1:30pm Break



  • Invited Speaker: Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe

Women’s Institute for Science, Equity, and Race (WISER) “The Details are in the (Disaggregated) Data: The Complexity of Me”


2:30pm-3:00pm Break



  • Keynote: Ingrid Waldron, Dalhousie University

“Troubled Waters: The Health & Mental Health Impacts of Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities”