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Love in the time of STS by K. Heintzman

Heintzman, K., “Love in the Time of STS” (2013). Working Papers on Science in a Changing World. 10. https://scholarworks.umb.edu/cct_sicw/10

I seek to read Gary Werskey’s essay “The Marxist Critique of Capitalist Science: A History in Three Movements,” (2007) as a love story, and one that can be paralleled by another such love story in Science and Technology Studies. By reading Werskey’s narrative of Bob Young beside a piece written by Dorothy Smith (1990) on Sally Hacker, I want to draw attention to what is both jarring and gripping about such deeply personal projects. I seek to locate both of these essays as projects in memory, in what it means to try to hold onto a story – to preserve it – and also to (re-)unleash it into the world, hoping that these authors’ and mentors’ works will be remembered, rediscover, reproductive.

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Lives in STS “as a series of failed political experiments”

This open panel for the August/September 2018 meetings of 4S (the Society for Social Studies of Science) invites exploration of how to make sense of the biographical changes in changing contexts of radical scientists and of critics of science since the 1970s, as well as of STS interpreters of science influenced by them.
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Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A bibliography

In a 2011 graduate course on “Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology,” students were asked to add an annotated reference or resource (=person, organization…) to the evolving googledocs bibliography each week.  (Annotations were to convey the article’s key points as well as its connection to the student’s own inquiries and interests.)  The result is as follows: Continue reading