Women, Law, Society & Technology Symposium

April 20-21, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018:  9:00pm – 3:30pm

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The 2018 symposium on Women, Law, and Technology, brings together renowned scholars, activists, tech engineers, and policy makers to examine the ways in which technologies enhance the lives of women and girls, but also curate the spaces for sabotage, harassment, sexualization, and even the gendering of technology. Technology is a benefit, but at times also a hindrance, not only in the spaces where technologies are developed, but also at elite institutions where science and technologies are taught. This conference unpacks a broad and dynamic discourse on the intersections of sex, gender, race, and age in technology, to build a better understanding about bullying in tech; sexual sabotage, including robbing women of their work; the blind spots of algorithms; sexualizing science, and harming women with the aid of technology, including revenge pornography and other means that selectively target women for harassment.

Co-sponsored by the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and the California Women's Law Center

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  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
    University of California, Irvine School of Law

  • Lori Andrews

    Keynote Speaker
    University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Law, Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology
    Chicago Kent Law School

  • Betsy Alegria

    Software Engineer, Solar Mosaic
  • Thea Alli

    Thea Alli

    Third Year Law Student, UCI Law and Major, United States Air Force Reserve

  • Dr. Aileen Anderson

    Dr. Aileen Anderson

    Professor and Director Stem Cell research Center, UCI
  • Gaia Bernstein

    Michael J. Zimmer Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall University
  • Shawn Marie Boyne

    Professor of Law & Co-Director J.D. Program Evaluation, Teaching, & Assessment
    Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Sage Cammers-Goodwin

    Sage Cammers-Goodwin

    Founder & Designer OOBI App
  • Danielle Keats Citron

    Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law
    University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • Wendy Greene

    Wendy Greene

    Professor, Inaugural Visiting Scholar, Center of Law, Equality, and Race, UCI Law

  • Kaaryn Gustafson

    Kaaryn Gustafson

    Professor of Law, Co-director, Center on Law, Equality and Race, UCI Law
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    Tabetha Harken, MD

    UC Irvine Health
  • Florence Haseltine, PhD, MD

    Emerita Scientist
    National Institute of Health
  • Marie Hicks, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nancy Kim

    "ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies and Professor of Law"
    California Western School of Law
  • Cynthia Lee

    Lecturer, Computer Science Department
    Stanford University
  • Colleen Murphy

    Professor in the College of Law and the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Priscilla Ocen

    Priscilla Ocen

    Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Barbara Katz Rothman

    Professor of Sociology
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH

    Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH

    Medical Director and Vice President of Clinical Services, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

  • Antwann Michael Simpkins

    Antwann Michael Simpkins

    PhD. Candidate, Criminology, Law, & Society, UCI