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4S PROGRAM 

“Race and Other Inequalities in/and Science, Medicine, and Technology” Stream

November 1-4, 2001

 

Thursday

Session 1: 8:30 - 10:00 am

 

Race in Colonial Science (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Chair: Warwick Anderson, UC San Francisco
  • Medicine, Race and State Identity in Twentieth Century Equatorial Guinea and Spain
    Rosa Medina-Domenech, U of Granada
  • Orientalism, Ethnology and Race: William Jones in Bengal
    Minakshi Menon, Harvard U
  • The Construction Of Ethnicity In The Dutch Sickness And Disability Pension Programs
    Anja Krumeich and Agnes Meershoek, U of Maastricht
  • Discussant: Warwick Anderson, UC San Francisco

Session 2: 10:30 - 12:00 noon

 

2.1 Sub-Plenary: RACE, SCIENCE AND CULTURE

  • Chair, Adele Clarke, UC San Francisco
  • Technologies of Race: Historicizing a Boundary Object in Science and Society
    Evelynn Hammonds, MIT
  • Lab Trials: A Tale of Two Reluctant Activists
    Andrew Lawler, Science Magazine
  • Human Molecular Genetics and the Subject of Race: Contrasting the Rhetoric with the On-going Practices in Medicine and Law
    Troy Duster, UC Berkeley and NYU
  • Normal Science? White Noise
    Warwick Anderson, UCSF

THURDAY Lunch 12:00-1:30pm – ROYAL CLUB ROOM

Meeting for the Race and Other Inequalities in/and Science, Medicine, and Technology Stream

 

 Session 3: 1:30 - 3:00pm

3.3 Making Race in Modern Medicine (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Chair: Evelynn Hammonds, MIT
  • Impotence and Frenzy: Race, Masculinity and the Discourse of Cocaine Addiction, 1880-1914
    Joseph Gabriel, Rutgers U
  • Milked For All Its Worth: Race and Nationality in the Medical Wet Nursing Debates of the 19th Century
    Chris Rose, UC Santa Cruz
  • Isolating Delinquency: Medical and Social Scientific Evaluations of "Normal" and "Abnormal" Children, 1880-1930
    David Noon, U of Minnesota

Session 4: 3:15 - 4:45 pm

4.6 Sorting and Siting Race/Ethnicity (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Chair: Michelle Murphy, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Archives and Race: Technologies of Difference
    Orit Halpern, Harvard U
  • Scientific Practice and the Hispanic Experience: Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1995 and 1942
    Reynal Guillen, UCLA
  • Solomon's House Divided: Racism, Environmental Determinism and the Scientific Management of Peru's Marine Environment, 1939-1954
    Gregory Cushman, U of Texas, Austin

FRIDAY

Session 5: 8:30 - 10:00 am

5.7 Race In/and Twentieth Century Biomedicine (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Chair: Steve Epstein, UC San Diego
  • The Governance of 'Difference': The Construction of Race, Class, and Gender In Accounts of Cardiovascular Risk
    Janet Shim, UC San Francisco
  • The Contagion of Difference: Race and Disease in a Globalizing Era
    Nick King, Harvard U and UCSF
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Lung Function: An Examination of the Debate
    Lundy Braun, Brown U
  • Discussant: Steve Epstein, UC San Diego

FRIDAY Lunch 12:00-1:30pm

MEETING OF THE GENDER/RACE CAUCUS

Session 8: 3:15 - 4:45 pm

8.3 Constructing Race/Constructing Science (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Convenor: Wenda Bauchspies, Penn State U
  • Chair: Assata Zerai, Syracuse U
  • 'The Explication of Whiteness and Blackness': Skin Color and the Physics of Color in the Works of Robert Boyle and Margaret Cavendish
    Cristina Malcolmson, Bates College
  • Depictions of Science, Scientists, and Technological Change in the African American Press, 1940 - 1970
    Sean M. Decatur, Mount Holoyoke College

8.13 Why Race Now? (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities) (Roundtable)

  • Organizers: Jenny Reardon, Cornell U and Michelle Murphy, MPI
  • Helen Verran, U of Melbourne
  • Evelynn Hammonds, MIT
  • Jenny Reardon, Cornell U
  • Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster U

 

Session 9: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

9.6 Conceiving Race, Constructing Identity: Historicized Futures and Politics of Reproduction (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Convenor: Michelle Murphy, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Chair: Deborah Blizzard, U of Pennsylvania
  • All Fetuses Created Equal? Sex, Race, and Fetal Biometry
    Ann Rudinow Saetnan, NTNU
  • Reproductive Technologies and the Transformation of Racial Identity
    Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, UC San Francisco
  • The Social Construction of Genetics, Hereditary and Kinship: Interactions Between Semen Bank Technologies, Users Of Assisted Reproduction, And Cultural Discourses
    Laura Mamo, UC San Francisco
  • The Surprising Reinvention of Sex in Biomedicine at the End of the 20th Century: The Case of Genomic Imprinting
    Baerbel Mauss, Humboldt U

 

SATURDAY

Session 10: 8:30 - 10:00 am

10.7 Foreign Scientists and Engineers in the U.S. (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Chair: Roli Varma, U of New Mexico
  • Indispensable, Unwelcome, and Suspected: Chinese American Scientists in American History & Imagination
    L. Ling-chi Wang, UC Berkeley
  • Indian Scientists and Engineers: Values and Perceptions
    Roli Varma, U of New Mexico

 10.8 Locating Voice: Community, Technology and the Digital Divide (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Chair: Rebecca Herzig, Bates College
  • Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud, Struggling for an African American Technological Voice
    Rayvon Fouche, RPI
  • Technology Shops and Asset-Based Community Development
    Virginia Eubanks, RPI
  • Feminist And Union Action Research As A Challenge To Ways That Changing Technologies Shape Women's Work Lives
    Jan Clarke, Red Deer College
  • 'Skirting' The Issues: Ideologies of Straight, White, Male Privilege
    Karen L. Tonso, Wayne State U

 Session 11: 10:30 - 12:00 noon

11.2 Black Bodies and Science: Exploitation, Inequality and Violence (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Convenor and Chair: Wenda Bauchspies, Penn State U
  • "New" Approaches to the Demography of Inequality: Considering the Intersection of Race, Class and Gender
    Assata Zerai, Syracuse U
  • Criminal Minded: Black Power and the Bio-Politics of Violence
    Alondra Nelson, NYU
  • The Political Economy of Black Bodies: Science, Exploitation, and Accumulation on a World Scale
    M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College
  • The Threat of "Race Deterioration": Nutritional Research in Twentieth Century South Africa
    Diana Wylie, Boston U

11.8 Post-Coloniality, Science and Technology in the Americas (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Convenors and Chairs: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster U, & Cori Hayden, U of Cambridge
  • Re-making Torture: Establishing The Facts Of Torture For The Purposes Of Reparation
    Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster U
  • From Rights Of Possession To Rights Of Creation: Cloning The Macintosh Computer In Sao Paulo
    Ivan da Costa Marques, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Bearing Interest: Bio-Prospecting, Traditional Knowledge, And The New Corroborative Project
    Cori Hayden, U of Cambridge

Session 13: 3:15 - 4:45 pm

13.12 Dark Matters of Desire: Science, Technology and Race (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Convenor: Wenda Bauchspies, Penn State U
  • Chair: Rayvon Fouche, RPI
  • Anti-racist Technophilia
    Ron Eglash, RPI
  • Whose Fetish?: Science and Technology in West Africa
    Clemente Abrokwaa and Wenda Bauchspies, Penn State U
  • The Figure of the Prostitute in Science Writing
    Julia Loughlin and Charleen Tuchovsky, Syracuse U
  • Discussant: Rayvon, Fouche, RPI 

Session 14: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

14.1 Teaching Race in/and Science, Technology and Medicine: A Roundtable (Theme: Race and Other Inequalities)

  • Convenor and Chair: Adele Clarke, UC San Francisco
  • Boundaries and Futures for the RaceSci Website
    Evelynn Hammonds, MIT; Michelle Murphy, Max Plank Institute
  • Teaching Race and Gender through Everyday Technologies (for Undergraduates)
    Susan Leigh Star, UC San Diego
  • Combining the Canon and Cutting Edges: Teaching Race and Gender at the Graduate Level
    Adele E. Clarke, UC San Francisco
  • Theory and Race in the Modern African Academy
    Helen W. Verran, U of Melbourne

 

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