ONLINE PANEL: Global STS: Transnational Network Building - Asia, Oceania, and Beyond

Kathleen Gutierrez Discussion

In recent years, the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies (STS) has been undergoing what some have called a “global turn” through greater attention to knowledge production, scientific practices, and therapeutics outside of North America and Western Europe. Regional and transnational academic networks have been established to support nascent STS communities around the world. As junior scholars, many of us are interested in exploring transnational network-building, collaborative research, and decolonial praxis in STS. 

To facilitate dialogue on the intellectual and political stakes of this “global turn” and how we might become involved, the STS Futures Initiative will be hosting a two-part series on Global STS. The first workshop, “Global STS I: Transnational Network Building - Asia, Oceania, and Beyond,” will feature STS leaders who have pioneered new academic networks in Australia, Asia, and globally. We will learn about their work and discuss how grad students can become involved. The second workshop, “Global STS II: Decolonial Praxis in STS,” will continue the conversation, featuring STS leaders who are pioneering new publishing opportunities in STS, expanding the Euro-American “canon” in STS, and building STS communities in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. 

Global STS I: Transnational Network Building - Asia, Oceania, and Beyond
Thursday, May 20th at 5:30pm Pacific Daylight Time

Panelists include: 

  • Dr. Kim Fortun (University of California, Irvine)- Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), STS Infractures, and Disaster STS (Irvine 5:30pm)

  • Dr. Thao Phan (Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation)- AusSTS (Melbourne 12:30pm)

  • Dr. Grant Otsuki (Victoria University of Wellington) - Japan/East Asia/NZ STS (New Zealand 2:30pm)

  • Dr. Aalok Khandekar (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad)- TransAsiaSTS (India 7:00am)

  • Dr. Fadjar Thufail (Indonesian Institute of Sciences)- Southeast Asia STS (Jakarta 8:30am)

  • Dr. Casper Bruun Jensen (Independent scholar, Phnom Penh) - Southeast Asia STS (Phnom Penh 8:30am)

Dr. Jaimie Morse (Sociology) and Dr. Kathleen Gutierrez (History) of the University of California, Santa Cruz will moderate the event. Email for the Zoom event link. Follow @STSFutures on Twitter for updates. If you require an accommodation for effective communication to fully participate in this event, please contact us with as much advance notice as possible.