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8411 Social Science

October 2017

Lisa Ruth Rand, Limited Space: Resistance to the Enclosure of Geosynchronous Orbit

October 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In the 1970s, a coalition of developing nations proposed the New International Economic Order (NIEO) at the UN in an attempt to foster egalitarian natural resource access among developed and developing nations. In 1976, eight…

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November 2017

Jessica Lehman, Global Drifters: Studying the Science of Ocean Observations

November 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

How do we observe the ocean? What can ocean observations tell us about scientific enterprise and contemporary understandings of the ocean and the natural world? In this brown bag talk, I will discuss my multi-year…

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Nina Elder, An Artistic Approach to Non-Linear Research

November 30, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Artist Nina Elder travels to some of the most environmentally impacted, geographically distant, and economically important places on the globe to research how the natural environment is changing through human-centered activities. This presentation is equal…

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February 2018

Brown Bag: Using Social Media to Investigate Adolescent and Young Adult Health

February 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH Visiting Associate Professor, Pediatrics Using Social Media to Investigate Adolescent and Young Adult Health Social media is used by the vast majority of adolescents and young adults and presents both…

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March 2018

Brown Bag: STS + Rhetoric: Making Worlds with Fish

March 1, 2018 @ 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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Brown Bag: History of Chemistry: Who Cares?

March 15, 2018 @ 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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April 2018

Brown Bag: Alternative Logics of Soviet “Pseudoscience”: Amateur Encounters with the Tunguska Explosion

April 5, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Andy Bruno, Ph.D. Associate Professor History and Environmental Studies Northern Illinois University Alternative Logics of Soviet “Pseudoscience”: Amateur Encounters with the Tunguska Explosion This talk will use the wide-ranging amateur expeditions that began in the…

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Professional Development for Grad Students:  Publishing in STS Journals

April 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Panelists: Greg Downey Nicole Nelson Samer Alatout Madi Pape Lunch will be served!

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May 2018

Brown Bag: Panel of Graduate Student Award Winners

May 3, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Panel of Graduate Student Award Winners Kate Carter, Political Science Elle LeClere, iSchool Christopher Holmes, Sociology Alexandra Lakind, Curriculum & Instruction Elle LeClere: Digitization is one of the most popular methods for increasing access to…

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September 2018

Brown Bag: Chris Barcelos

September 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Queer Barriers: Safer Sex Technologies and the Politics of Risk In this talk I combine archival and interview-based research with the lens of feminist science studies to interrogate the politics of queer safer sex technologies.…

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October 2018

Brown Bag: Amit Prasad

October 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

No, Critique Has Not Run Out of Steam: Post/De-Colonial Interventions and Science and Technology Studies  Amit Prasad, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the South Asian Studies Program at University of Missouri-Columbia.…

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Brown Bag: Annie Menzel

October 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Doula Care as Justice Technology Since the early 1970s, alternative birth advocates have tended to oppose themselves to mainstream obstetrics in terms of technology: in the influential formulation of anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd, the standard hospital…

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November 2018

A Reading: STS and the Great Lakes

November 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Discussion of a chapter from Go Big Read book, "Death & Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan A portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of…

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Brown Bag: Graduate Student Panel

November 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring a graduate student panel with Chloe Haimson, Adam Hayes, Elena Hight and Wendy Li Lunch will be served.

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January 2019

[CANCELLED] Brown Bag: Graduate Student Semester Kick-Off Lunch & 4S Abstract Workshop

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED STS Students: Join the Holtz Center for lunch, socializing, and a final chance to polish up your abstract for 4S before the February 1 submission deadline! Even if you are not…

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February 2019

Brown Bag: Doug Maynard

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

STS Observations Concerning Forensic and Clinical Encounters Involving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Doug Maynard, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison and Harold and Arlene Garfinkel Faculty Fellow Perceived inappropriate social behavior is a central feature…

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Ian Baird Brown Bag: The Political Ecology of Catastrophic Disasters versus Slow Violence: Thinking about the Impacts of the Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy Hydropower Dam in Southern Laos

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Political Ecology of Catastrophic Disasters versus Slow Violence: Thinking about the Impacts of the Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy Hydropower Dam in Southern Laos Ian G. Baird, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison On July…

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April 2019

Brad Kerr Brown Bag: Gender Differences in College Students’ Alcohol Representations in Facebook Status Updates

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Brad Kerr, UW-Madison Department of Pediatrics Gender Differences in College Students’ Alcohol Representations in Facebook Status Updates College student alcohol use is associated with morbidity and mortality, especially among males. Toward understanding social media’s role…

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Brown Bag: Student Award Winners Panel

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Student award winners panel: Steven Wang (Journalism and Mass Communication), Xerxes Minocher (Journalism & Mass Communication) and Rod Abhari (Communication Arts)

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