An Hour With an Expert

Check out another fascinating installment of An Hour with An Expert hosted by the Research Center on Values in Emerging Science and Technology!

An Hour with an Expert: Dr. Tina Rulli

Check out another fascinating installment of An Hour with An Expert hosted by the Research Center on Values in Emerging Science and Technology! SCSU Professor Dr. Sarah Roe (History) and Jen Ng (RC-VEST Intern) team up to ask today’s leading science and industry experts important contemporary questions. Dr. Rulli is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses primarily on normative ethics, applied ethics, and bioethics, as much of her work considers the value of creating new lives. Dr. Rulli has researched and written on the value of new genetic technologies such as CRISPR and mitochondrial replacement therapies and has recently begun work on the use of racial categories in genomic science. Dr. Rulli has consistently published high quality work in some of the top journals in our field and continually leads the way in better understanding important areas at the intersection of science and humanities.

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Event Supported By:

The Research Center on Values in Emerging Science and Technology


SCSU Department of History

SCSU Department of Women’s & Gender Studies

School of Graduate & Professional Studies


Thinking about Aldo Leopold: Reflections on interdisciplinarity and research questions

SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Roberta L. Millstein Department of Philosophy University of California, Davis

Wednesday, October 25th 1:10-1:50p.m. Adanti Student Center Theater

Dr. Millstein will discuss her work-in-progress on the views of Aldo Leopold, a 20th-century forester, wildlife manager, ecologist, conservationist, and professor, best known for his posthumously published book  A Sand County Almanac and  the influential idea he called “THE LAND ETHIC.”

Light refreshments will be served!

SCSU Student Panel: reproductive rights

March 1st 2023

1:10-2pm EN B121 A&B

Join your fellow students in a discussion regarding the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and what that means for students at SCSU. This important discussion will be student lead (undergraduate and graduate) and will take place in a safe environment where all students can come together and share ideas, anxieties, comments and questions. Please join us for this important campus event!

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Pizza will be served!

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An Evening with An Expert: Dr. Tina Rulli

Dr. Tina Rulli, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UC Davis

Tuesday January 31, 2023

4-5pm BU 449

Those interested in learning more about interdisciplinary research, graduate school, and barriers facing underrepresented academics are welcome to join us for this informal reception celebrating the work and success of Dr. Tina Rulli!

Snacks will be served!

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Roe (

My Body, My Choice: reproductive rights and COVID vaccines

Dr. Tina Rulli, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UC Davis

Wednesday Feb. 1st 2023

1:05-1:55pm EN A120

Many “anti‐vaxxers” oppose COVID‐19 vaccination mandates on the grounds that they wrongfully infringe on bodily autonomy. Their view has been expressed with the slogan “My Body, My Choice,” co‐opted from the pro‐choice abortion rights movement. Yet, many of those same people are pro‐life and support abortion restrictions that are effectively a kind of gestation mandate. Both vaccine and gestation mandates impose restrictions on bodily autonomy in order to prevent serious harms. This talk evaluates the defensibility of the anti‐vax pro‐life position. The case for opposing gestation mandates on grounds of bodily autonomy is much stronger than the case for opposing vaccine mandates—even if fetuses have full moral status. Thus, there is a deep tension in being a pro‐life, COVID anti‐vaxxer concerned with bodily autonomy.

Join us for an interesting conversation and cookies & coffee!

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