Science, Technology, and Society – Lunch Seminar
All STS Lunch Seminars will be online for the Spring 2021 semester.
Spring 2021 Schedule
|Feb. 5||[no talk; introduction to course]|
|Feb. 12||Sarah Brayne|
|“Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing”|
|Feb. 19||Aadita Chaudhury|
|“Wilderness in the fire sciences”|
|Feb. 26||Johnathan Flowers|
|“Sonzai-kan, jinba-ittai, and other lessons for STS from Japanese Aesthetics”|
|Mar. 5||Desen Ozkan|
|“Interdisciplinarity and engineering, on paper vs. on the ground”|
|Mar. 12||John Hartigan|
|“An Ethnographic Perspective on the Social Lives of Wild Horses”|
|Mar. 19||STS at Tufts Thesis and Capstone Students||Student Thesis and Capstone Workshop|
|Mar. 26||[a pause for spring break]|
|Apr. 2||Liam Kofi Bright (London School of Economics)||“Why do scientists lie – and what does W.E.B. Du Bois say we should do about it?”|
|Apr. 9||Madina Agénor|
|“Incorporating Intersectionality into Population Health Research”|
|Apr. 16||Porter White|
|“Mapping Stories in Literature in Life”|
|Apr. 23||Robin Zebrowski|
|“Dr. Von Zoom and the Mole People of Pandemia”|
|Apr. 30||Gus Andrews|
(author of Keep Calm and Log On)
|“Disinformation, literacy, and trust”|
About the lunch seminar
STS Lunch Seminar runs as an undergraduate course through the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts. We expect it to be attended by a mix of undergraduates, faculty, and grads from nearby programs. The seminar meets Fridays from 12-1:15. Before the pandemic, we met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. (Directions). Now, we meet online via Zoom. Are you interested in attending? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar format: speakers should expect to present for about 40 minutes, leaving at least 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Students who are enrolled in the course will be expected to turn in a short response paper each week about the presentation from the previous week.
All are welcome, whether enrolled or not, whether Tufts-affiliated or not.
When this seminar was in-person, we served lunch each week. Unfortunately, we can’t serve lunch while we’re virtual.