The GGIP initiative is an outcome of a NSF funded Workshop (with the same name) held at the College of Law, Arizona State University in 2008 and organized by Kim TallBear, Jenny Reardon, and Rebecca Tsosie. In accordance with the workshop original goals and the discussions held by its participants, through this website, we want to promote discussions on topics such as informed consent, property, sovereignty, and politics of representation that will be relevant for indigenous people.


Kim TallBear

Kim TallBear is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, and a council member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). You can follow her musings on science, technology, and culture on her blog @, and on Twitter @NDN_DNANotes and @STS_NDN. She has a monograph, Native American DNA: Origins, Race, and Governance, forthcoming in 2012 with the University of Minnesota Press. Kim can be reached at:




Jenny Reardon

Jenny Reardon is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate in the Center for Biomolecular Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Reardon’s research and scholarship investigates how novel forms of technoscience (such as genomics and nanotechnology) are constituted along with novel forms of governance and modes of constructing human identity. She is a primary organizer of the Science and Justice Working Group and the co-director of the Science and Justice Training Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her first book, Race to the Finish: Identity and Governance in an Age of Genomics, was published with Princeton University Press in 2005. She is currently working on a second book manuscript entitled The Post-Genomic Condition: Technoscience at the Limits of Liberal Democratic Imaginaries. Jenny can be reached at:




Carlos Andrés BarragánIs a Ph.D. Candidate at the Science & Technology Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. His dissertation project ‘Situating genetic expressions: Human genomic research and bio-identity in Amazonia’ explores forms of individual and collective identity emerging from human genetic and genomic research involving ethnic minorities in the Colombian and Brazilian Amazon. Andrés can be reached at:


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