Postcolonial STS Symposium

4 May 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members to challenge narratives of the spread and dominance of western science through the lens of postcolonial science and technology studies. Clustered around such topics as indigenous epistemologies, historiography and power, race and racialization, situated knowledges, hegemonic and alternative scientific and medical discourses, and multi-directional networks, the symposium will generate conversations about the role and status of science and technology studies among the rich but often disconnected academic disciplines that draw on post-colonialism as an interpretive framework. Through presentations of original work by scholars at different levels, roundtable discussions, and thematic conversations, this symposium will showcase interdisciplinary work on the subject of post-colonial science and technology studies and generate new connections between researchers.

This symposium is free and open to the public. Interdisciplinary in nature, it will be of particular relevance to graduate and faculty scholars in the humanities and social sciences with an interest in postcolonial theory and/or critical approaches to the study of science, technology, and medicine.

The following is a schedule for the day:

8:30 to 9:00 am Breakfast, a brief welcome, and some framing remarks
9:00 to 11:00 am Roundtable I (Andrea Ploder, Burnett, Checketts, Natascha Gruver)
11:00 to 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am to 1:00 pm Roundtable II (Michael D’Arcy, Sandset, Kim, Lehto, Taillandier)
1:00 to 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 to 4:00 pm Roundtable III (Lewandowski, Packer, Wesner, Lis)


This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies • CSTMS • Townsend Center for the Humanities

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