Critical Data Studies A Cross-College Collaboration

Events of Interest

Below is a non-exhaustive list of events at Purdue, hosted by outside departments and units, that are relevant to the CDS community. Be sure check with Purdue's main Events Calendar page for a listing of all university events. 



The Poverty of Privacy Rights

Dr. Khiara M. Bridges, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

4:30-6:00 PM

Honor's Hall

The U.S. Constitution is supposed to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor are subject to invasions of privacy that suggest that they live in a world where the government has few, if any, limits on its power.

In this talk, author and University of California, Berkely law professor Khiara M. Bridges will discuss poor mothers' experiences with the state -- both when they receive public assistance and when they do not. Join her, as we examine cultural narratives that equate poverty with immorality and consider how they may be responsible for denying poor mothers the privacy rights the U.S. constitution is supposed to guarantee.

Q & A to follow Dr. Bridges’ talk.


Professor Khiara Bridges, J.D., Ph.D., is an anthropologist, legal scholar, and  Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

She is the author of three books: Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (2011), The Poverty of Privacy Rights (2017), and Critical Race Theory: A Primer (2019) and is a coeditor of a reproductive justice book series that is published under the imprint of the University of California Press.

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