Making It Work with a Background in STS

Date/Time
Thursday
9 Dec 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location
470 Stephens Hall

Event Type
Special Event


Zoom Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/92692903383#success

In 2021, it is difficult to deny that human bodies, behaviors, interactions, institutions and inequalities are increasingly shaped by science and technology. Also undeniable is the rising importance of research, reflection, and thoughtful debate on the social, cultural, and environmental implications of these relationships, both within and beyond academia.

For the many graduate students conducting research related to Science, Technology and Society Studies (STS), the interdisciplinary nature of the field provides both a versatile set of skills and an overwhelming yet elusive set of professional options. In this panel, the first of this series, recent STS graduates will share their perspectives on the job market, the possibilities and limitations offered by careers in academia, and advice they wish they’d heard as graduate students.  

Rodrigo Ochigame is an assistant professor in the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Their research examines unorthodox models of computational rationality, such as nonclassical logics from Brazil, nonbinary Turing machines from India, and frameworks of information science from Cuba.

Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal is an Assistant Professor of English working at the intersections of media theory, science and technology studies, and literary criticism. His current book project, titled Rendering, shows how social relations and ideologies move through machines, looking first at how they get hard-coded into media technologies and then how these political machines contort and reproduce those ideologies.

Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony is a historian of science and technology and curator of the Apollo Spacecraft Collection. She is the author of Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects (National Geographic, 2018) and has written on the history of science diplomacy, the material culture of spaceflight, and the political history of space exploration.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  CSTMS

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