Q&A with Jeremiah Morelock, Author of Pandemics, Authoritarian Populism, and Science Fiction

Jeremiah Morelock is an instructor of sociology at Boston College’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and Woods College of Advancing Studies, and a Project Coordinator at Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing. He is the editor of Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism and How to Critique Authoritarian Populism: Methodologies of the Frankfurt School. With a focus on I Am Legend and Day of the … Continue reading Q&A with Jeremiah Morelock, Author of Pandemics, Authoritarian Populism, and Science Fiction

Q & A with Fernando Domínguez Rubio, Author of Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum

Fernando Domínguez Rubio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego who situates his research around the outer rims of sociology, science and technology studies, anthropology, art, design and architecture. His book, Still Life, offers a comprehensive and intriguing ethnographic account of the conundrums that museum workers face when enduring artworks are posed with the possibility of disintegration, disappearance … Continue reading Q & A with Fernando Domínguez Rubio, Author of Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum

Call for Nominations for Two New Awards Established in the Spirit of Anti-racism

At the August 2020 Business/Council meeting, the Science, Knowledge and Technology (SKAT) section of American Sociological Association decided to form an ad-hoc committee to explore how our scholarly community might support anti-racist action. The committee has been meeting regularly and consulted both with current SKAT Council members and past SKAT chairs to develop a proposal for TWO new awards that together will recognize the work … Continue reading Call for Nominations for Two New Awards Established in the Spirit of Anti-racism

Q&A with Owen Whooley, 2020 Merton Book Award Winner

Owen Whooley is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. His research uses historical and qualitative research methods to explore questions related to medical knowledge and professional power. Interview by Timothy O’Brien Q. The subtitle of the book is the “politics of not knowing.” What do you mean by the “politics of not knowing” and how might sociologists benefit from closer attention to … Continue reading Q&A with Owen Whooley, 2020 Merton Book Award Winner

SKAT @ ASA 2020 – Recap

SKAT Open Panel Session Organizer:  John Parker Discussant:  Martine Lappe Panelists: Discourses and Practices of Race, Ethnicity, Ancestry, and Genomics in Hawaii Joan H. Fujimura and Ramya M. Rajagopalan Feminist, Generative Sociotechical Dissent: Seed Politics in Colombia Kelly Moore & Nathalia Hernandez Vidal Uncertainty and the Inconvenient Facts of Diagnosis Annemarie Jutel Discussant Remarks Martine Lappé Assistant Professor of Sociology and Science, Technology and Society Cal … Continue reading SKAT @ ASA 2020 – Recap

Anti-Science Nationalism and the Critical Role of STS

III.  Pandemic in an Anti-Science Era:  Reflections from and for STS The Trump presidency and its relationship to science and truth have prompted both reflection and action by STS scholars, including contributors to a recent thematic collection published in early 2020 in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.  For this newsletter, we requested that the contributors to that collection re-visit the arguments made there in a … Continue reading Anti-Science Nationalism and the Critical Role of STS

Viral Geography and Political Calculus

III.  Pandemic in an Anti-Science Era:  Reflections from and for STS The Trump presidency and its relationship to science and truth have prompted both reflection and action by STS scholars, including contributors to a recent thematic collection published in early 2020 in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.  For this newsletter, we requested that the contributors to that collection re-visit the arguments made there in a … Continue reading Viral Geography and Political Calculus

Two Meditations in Coronatime

III.  Pandemic in an Anti-Science Era:  Reflections from and for STS The Trump presidency and its relationship to science and truth have prompted both reflection and action by STS scholars, including contributors to a recent thematic collection published in early 2020 in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.  For this newsletter, we requested that the contributors to that collection re-visit the arguments made there in a … Continue reading Two Meditations in Coronatime

Listening to Experts

III.  Pandemic in an Anti-Science Era:  Reflections from and for STS The Trump presidency and its relationship to science and truth have prompted both reflection and action by STS scholars, including contributors to a recent thematic collection published in early 2020 in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.  For this newsletter, we requested that the contributors to that collection re-visit the arguments made there in a … Continue reading Listening to Experts

Weathering the Storm? The Trump Administration Anti-Science Disaster & COVID-19

III.  Pandemic in an Anti-Science Era:  Reflections from and for STS The Trump presidency and its relationship to science and truth have prompted both reflection and action by STS scholars, including contributors to a recent thematic collection published in early 2020 in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.  For this newsletter, we requested that the contributors to that collection re-visit the arguments made there in a … Continue reading Weathering the Storm? The Trump Administration Anti-Science Disaster & COVID-19