CSTMS Graduate Student Symposium

3 May 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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Please join us for a CSTMS community showcase of graduate student and early career faculty work. This symposium will bring together local scholars working within or at the boundaries of science and technology studies and history of science and medicine and give attendees an opportunity to give and receive feedback. A lunchtime professionalization panel will feature early career scholars who can speak to the questions graduate students grapple with as they prepare for life and work after graduation.



9:00 – 9:30          Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:30 – 9:40          Opening Remarks


Graduate Student Presentations

9:40 – 10:00       “Valve World”: Crane Co. Valves in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Cristina Violante (Jurisprudence and Social Policy)

10:00 – 10:20     Mental Health, Landscape and Incarceration in 19th-Century California, Elizabeth Hargrett (History)

10:20 – 10:40     Translation and Globalization in Open Source Software, Anushah Hossain (Energy & Resources Group)

10:40 – 10:50     Break

10:50 – 11:10     Considering Temporality: A pre-history of 20th century neurophysiology, Cristina Nigro (Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF)

11:10 – 11:30     Fewer Rules, Better Governance? Understanding New Tactics in the Uncertain Quest for Clothing Global “Sustainability”, Niklas Lollo (Energy & Resources Group)

11:30 – 11:50     Play & Contact in Science & Poetry, Benny Lichtner (People’s Open Network)

11:50 – Noon     Break


Professionalization Panel

Noon – 1:00        Lunchtime

Ashton Wesner (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Julia Lewandoski (History)

Freyja Knapp (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Environmental Protection Agency, US Government)

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 30th at 12 pm if you would like to sign up for lunch.


Panelist Presentations

1:00 – 1:20          The Rise of a New City, A Call to a New Prayer: Sufis Networks in the Making of Medieval Kashmir’s Knowledge Economy, Mariam Sabri (History)

1:20 – 1:30          Break

1:30 – 2:10          Cleaning up the Cold War Legacy on Tribal Lands: Abandoned Uranium Mines and Superfund on Navajo Nation, Freyja Knapp (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Environmental Protection Agency, US Government)

2:10 – 2:50          Countersovereign Routes: Scenic accounting and imperial environmentalisms in the Columbia River Gorge, Ashton Wesner (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

2:50 – 3:30          Mapping Indigenous Land and Socializing the Grid in 19th-Century North America, Julia Lewandoski (History)

3:30 – 5:00          Closing Reception


Co-sponsors: CSTMS || Townsend Center for the Humanities

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