Led by Dr. Stacy Wood
LabLab is a multidisciplinary lab for critical research, creative practice, community engagement and intervention around the role of forensic science and technology across the U.S. criminal legal system.
We see expertise as a site of power and are committed to understanding how it is constructed and performed, the histories and economies involved in expert witness testimony and the roles of emergent technology. Forensic science and technology is a cornerstone of how the criminal legal system legitimates itself and as such needs to be a fundamental part of any analysis of that system. We are interested in: critical histories of forensic science, standards and technology; participatory action research and ethnography; analyses of expert witness testimony; investigations into the criminal legal industrial ecosystem and critical database studies. If you have an idea for a project or would like to know more, please contact Dr. Wood (email).