Nicholas Anderman

University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Designated Emphasis in STS
Affiliation period: January 2018 -
Advisor(s)Jake Kosek
Degrees M.Sc. Geography :: University College London (2015)
B.A. Literature :: Northwestern University (2007)
Bachelor of Music, Musicology :: Northwestern University (2007)

Research Areas

My research consists of a long-term, multi-sited ethnography of the global container shipping industry. The project critiques conventional understandings of maritime shipping, which posit containerization as a technology of global speed-up. I argue that this accelerationist narrative ignores both the lived experiences of commercial seafarers and the contested history of maritime labor markets.

last updated: April 17th, 2020