She is one of the instructors in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center's "Foundations in the Humanities" prison correspondence program.
Speaking about Torture, co-edited with Julie Carlson (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012);
Kill Boxes: Facing the legacy of U.S. sponsored torture, indefinite detention and drone warfare (Punctum 2017).
A free download can be accessed here: https://punctumbooks.com/titles/kill-boxes-facing-the-legacy-of-us-spons...
The human rights journalist and activist Rebecca Tinsley reviewed the book for the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/book-review-kill-boxes-facing-the-le....
In 2006-2007, together with a group of UCSB colleagues (Lisa Hajjar (Sociology), Julie Carlson (English), Richard Falk (Global and International Studies), among others), she organized a series of twelve public events under the title “Torture and the Future. Perspectives from the Humanities,” a collaborative project which had won the “Critical Issues in America” competition at UCSB in 2006. For more information on the "Torture and the Future" project, please visit: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/projects/tortureandthefuture/index.html.
In 2015, together with Julie Carlson (UCSB, English) and Wolf Kittler (UCSB, Germanic and Slavic), she organized an international, interdiscplinary conference at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Franz Kafka's famous text "The Metamorphosis". The conference brought together a wide array of scholars and artists to discuss Kafka’s text in its literary-historical context, and to read it as an exploration of metamorphoses that problematize borders between species and between living organisms and machines. Kafka’s text opens pressing questions in such fields as human and animal rights, old and new forms of warfare, art and technology: mimicry of animals in developments in drone warfare, bionics (exoskeletons), prostheses, and nano-technology, as well as digitally engineered perception through animal eyes. See: http://www.gss.ucsb.edu/metamorphosis/.
In Summer 2019, Elisabeth Weber was one of the initiators of the STATEMENT BY HUMANISTS AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS IN SUPPORT OF GLOBAL YOUTH UPRISING FOR CLIMATE ACTION.
To read the statement and sign, visit http://ejcj.orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu/hss4f-statement-in-support-of-global-youth-uprising-for-climate-action/.
In March 2020, Elisabeth Weber organized the international conference "Heidegger and Kabbalah. Exploring Elliot Wolfson's Work on Martin Heidegger and Jewish Mysticism":