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Political Theory Workshop: Galton’s Pride: The Resilience of Data-Driven Inequality by Colin Koopman

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speaker:  Colin Koopman, University of Oregon

Title:  Galton’s Pride: The Resilience of Data-Driven Inequality

Topic:  PT Workshop

Time:  Friday, February 26th; 4:00pm PST

 

ZOOM LINK:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/8217815316?pwd=dlU4enhrUTVBOVFSUFhRamJsd2dwdz09

 

Meeting ID:  821 781 5316

Passcode:  4289

 

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The password-protected paper is both attached and available on the PT website at

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The password is (case-sensitive) UCLAtheory

 

Abstract:

Francis Galton is today remembered as an eminent prince of science if not also as a wild crank who, at the end of the nineteenth century, helped spawn the grandiose political disaster of eugenics.  But moreso than prince or crank, Galton was first and foremost a tinkering technician of measure.  There are numerous domains of science over which Galtonian conceptions of measure retain considerable influence.  Not least among these are efforts in contemporary data science.  Yet as critical data studies scholars have recently shown, new deployments of data science risk a bevy of injustices.  Even where contemporary sciences officially disclaim the inegalitarian moralities of racism that funded Galton’s eugenics, they maintain other of his foci, such as that on the family, and thereby risk, perhaps even invite, social inequalities.

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Los Angeles, CA United States

Organizer

Belinda Sunnu
Phone:
(310)206-7558
Email:
bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Los Angeles, CA United States

Organizer

Belinda Sunnu
Phone:
(310)206-7558
Email:
bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu