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Science and technology studies (STS) is a growing field of study that seeks to understand how science and technology shape human lives and livelihoods and how society and culture, in turn, shape the development of science and technology.

By focusing scholarly attention on science and technology as human institutions, situated in wider historical, social, and political contexts, STS provides insights into the relationship between science and technology and such basic categories of social thought as race and gender, poverty and development, trust and credibility, participation and democracy, health and pathology, risk and uncertainty, globalization, and environmental protection.

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February 2018

Turning Trash into Treasure: Shadow Economies and Uninvited Ecologies in Southwest China

February 20 @ 1:00 pm

“Turning Trash into Treasure: Shadow Economies and Uninvited Ecologies in Southwest China,” Adam Liebman, PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at University of California-Davis This talk traces entanglements between excess matter and marginalized people in (post-)socialist…

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“Science in an age of polarized politics” presented by Dietram Scheufele

February 21 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm

Department of Life Sciences Communication's spring colloquium for: "Science in an age of polarized politics" presented by Dietram Scheufele Wednesday, February 21 from 12:05-1:00 pm 135 Hiram Smith Hall Free and open to all faculty,…

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Big Data, Surveillance and Race: The Criminal Justice System

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon A Cole, PhD, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Social Ecology University of California, Irvine Margaret Hu, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law Moderated by Cecelia Klingele, JD,…

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Resisting the Plantationocene: The Case of Postcolonial and Post-Slavery Banana Plantations in the French Caribbean

February 27 @ 4:00 pm

“Resisting the Plantationocene: The Case of Postcolonial and Post-Slavery Banana Plantations in the French Caribbean” Malcom Ferdinand, postdoctoral researcher at The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) What does the Anthropocene…

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March 2018

Brown Bag: STS + Rhetoric: Making Worlds with Fish

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Composition and Rhetoric, Department of English Faculty Affiliate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison STS + Rhetoric: Making Worlds with Fish In this talk, Dr. Druschke explores…

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Transforming Our Food Systems

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - March 2 @ 1:00 pm
1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI
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Thursday, March 1 1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Ave 4:00 pm - “Cultivating Resilience” Lecture with Laura Lengnick Reception to follow 6:00 pm – “Food Systems Transformation” Lecture with Molly Anderson   Friday, March 2…

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Sky Hopinka: Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sky Hopinka: Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) is currently based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video work…

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Brown Bag: History of Chemistry: Who Cares?

March 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Catherine M. Jackson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of History University of Wisconsin-Madison History of Chemistry: Who Cares? Chemistry around 1900 was the queen of the sciences. But recent decades have seen professional history of science…

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Dylan Miner: Artist/Author Meet & Greet Potluck

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dylan Miner: Artist/Author Meet & Greet Potluck Come have dinner with Dylan Miner! We will be learning more about his practice, and his myriad interests and ideas. For those who’ve read it, this will also…

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Big Data, Surveillance & Race: A Conversation with Cathy O’Neil

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Cathy O’Neil is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award. She earned a…

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