Every year, a handful of Science and Society concentrators develop, research and write theses based on their coursework in the degree. We'll be profiling each of this year's thesis writers over the next few days.
Professor Nikhil Anand of the University of Minnesota will lecture at Brown as part of Science and Technology Studies' Ebbs and Flows series Feb. 26. The talk — held in Barus and Holley, room 168, at 4:00 p.m. — will focus on how publics and states emerge through the material relations that form the city’s water infrastructure.
Experts on feminism and science will gather for an afternoon symposium and exhibit Friday, May 2, 2014, to honor Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies, for her decades of scholarship on biology and gender in science and society.
Morana Alac is Associate Professor in Communication and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Alac's research deals with ordinary and practical aspects of science. She works with video to focus on the dynamics of embodied social interaction. Her recent work has focused on how scientists study cognition in environments heavily sustained by advanced technologies. In addition to social robotics, she conducted ethnographic studies in brain imaging laboratories (Handling Digital Brains, MIT Press, 2011).