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April 2022

Lunch Seminar Series: Prof. LiLi Johnson

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Genetic Intimacies: 23andMe, Kinship, and the Racialization of Genetic Ancestry Testing STS Lunch Seminar with LiLi Johnson Assistant Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies April 7, 12:30-1:30 pm, Zoom Zoom Link Efforts to define the boundaries…

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Lunch Seminar Series: Prof. Adrian Treves

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What does best mean in “best available science”? STS Lunch Seminar with Adrian Treves Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies April 21, 12:30-1:30 pm, Zoom Zoom Link Best available science (BAS) is a widespread requirement…

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May 2022

Lunch Seminar Series: Graduate Student Awardees

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September 2022

Grad Student Welcome Lunch

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

On Thursday 9/15 from 12:30-1:30 in 5055 Vilas Hall, the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies will host a welcome lunch and Q&A for graduate students affiliated with (or curious about) the Holtz Center,…

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Prof. B. Ian Hutchins, Information School

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Reshaping the Research Enterprise On Zoom. https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97226218352   Research has entered a phase of “hypercompetition”; current organizations and policies are straining under this pressure. Scientists seeking to remain competitive depend on publishing in artificially scarce…

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October 2022

Malia Jones, Assistant Professor in Community & Environmental Sociology

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Falsehoods fly, and the truth comes limping after: Lessons learned on the front lines of the COVID-19 social media infodemic In March of 2020, Malia Jones accidentally stepped into the COVID-19 information maelstrom and, alongside…

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Annette Zimmermann, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Technology and Human Rights Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Justice, AI, and the Importance of Choosing the Right Problem 5055 Vilas Also on Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/98434615561 In light of clear evidence of racial and gender bias in algorithmic decision-making across various domains, recent work on…

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November 2022

Cristina Mejia Visperas, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Southern California

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

"to touch with our finger all the wounds": Knowledge in Captivity and the Problem of Freedom 5055 Vilas also on Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/95667478499 The Enlightenment tradition and its preoccupation with human progress conjoined rationality with liberation,…

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Claire Wendland

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Ambivalent Technologies and Maternal Danger in Malawi 5055 Vilas also on Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/98906585030 Claire Wendland, Professor and Chair, Anthropology When Malawian experts described the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth, various tools and technologies were important…

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December 2022

Jen Rose Smith (dAXunhyuu), Assistant Professor Geography Department American Indian Studies Program

December 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Icy Matters: Race, Indigeneity, and Coloniality in Ice-Geographies 5055 Vilas https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94048381593 ' Ice has long been used to create scientific and cultural imaginaries about the world, especially in regard to racialization and dispossession. In this…

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