Kim TallBear

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

My research and teaching cross the fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS), feminist science studies, anthropology of science, cultural studies, and Native American Studies (NAS). I critically integrate frameworks and methods from these disciplines as I examine the politics of scientific knowledge production and its impacts on Native Americans and other peoples who historically suffer uneven power relations in scientific research. I focus on the cultures and politics of genomic, forensic, and environmental science and technology as they intersect with U.S. American conceptions of race and nation. I am also interested in the strategies and narratives that peoples employ as they attempt to govern scientific knowledge production. By "governance" I refer not only to regulation of or resistance to research but also the integration of community development and capacity building into scientific research. My work can inform policies designed to increase the regulatory, economic, educational, and human resource capacity of Native American tribes and other groups.

last updated: November 11th, 2011

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