Science, Technology, and Society – Lunch Seminar
Spring 2020 Schedule
|Jan 17||[no talk; introduction to course]|
|Jan 24||How STS Can Improve Data Science|
|Jan 31||Heather Rosenfeld (Tufts, MGGG)||Farm Animals and Sanctuary Science|
||Tarleton Gillespie (Microsoft Research New England)||Content Moderation, Everywhere
|Feb 14||Gabrielle Robbins (MIT)||Exploring the Pharmaceutical Industry “On the Ground” in Madagascar|
|Feb 21||Malick Ghachem (MIT)||Is a Social Scientific Definition of Slavery Possible?|
|Feb 28||Ben Wolfe (Tufts)||Making Model Microbiomes|
|Mar 6||Stefan Helmreich (MIT)||Flipping the Ship|
|Mar 13||Victoria Massie (UC Berkeley)||Sharing Genetic Cameroonian Ancestry, Building Utopia|
|Mar 20||Spring Break –– No Class|
|Mar 27||Daniel Dennett (Tufts)||The Information Arms Race|
|Apr 3||Alex Blanchette (Tufts)||Bubbly Creek and the Politics of Remediation|
|Apr 10||Jill Weinberg (Tufts)||Law, Doctors, and the Right-to-Die|
|Apr 17||Eram Alam (Harvard)||
The Care of Foreigners
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 on Fridays from 12-1:15 in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. (Directions)
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.
We’ll always serve lunch, and we’ll try to correctly anticipate attendance numbers!