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Jonson Miller on Engineers as Servant-Leaders of the Old South

March 03, 2015
Miller reports on his project, “Engineers as Servant-Leaders of the Old South: The Southern Military Schools and the Foundation of the New South” fo... Read More »
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Five Things to Know about the Role of 'Place' in Asthma Research

February 24, 2015
A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not acc... Read More »

Exposing the Social Roots of Our Environmental Problems

February 09, 2015
From energy policy to honeybee health, climate change to disaster preparedness, Drexel social scientists are bringing important new perspectives to the nation's... Read More »

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  • Building Energy Benchmarking

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    LeBow Engineering Center, Hill Conference Room, Room 240, 31st and Market Streets, Philadelphia PA 19104

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  • Patrick Grzanka Lecture: 'Analytic Dispositions' and the Shared Affinities of Intersectionality

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    6:00 PM-8:50 PM

    Paul Pech Problem Solving and Research Center 101 North 33rd St, (at Arch), Room 108

    • Everyone

    "Intersectionality" – or the ways in which systems of oppression coproduce one another rather than exist as discreet or parallel forces – has become somewhat of an academic buzzword in recent years, particularly in gender studies and other social justice-focused fields. Despite a longstanding feminist tradition in STS, there is notably limited uptake of intersectionality in STS, broadly construed, despite explicit calls for critical STS inquiry at the intersections of inequality and a recent proposal in "Science, Technology, and Human Values" that STS scholars need to think about justice beyond the narrow confines of ethics. An explicit focus on intersectionality sensitizes STS to the politics of race, gender, class and sexuality, rather than imagining these concepts as the symptoms, effects, or artifacts of (techno)scientific knowledge production. This talk highlights meaningful but elusive affinities between STS and intersectionality – some of which are actively being traced by leaders in both fields. These shared affinities represent powerful lenses — or “analytic dispositions” (Cho, Crenshaw, & McCall, 2013) — through which to interrogate the ways in which health, medicine, technology, and scientific practices are created, organized by, and situated within complex structural dynamics, such as reproductive health, stratified biomedicine, racial genomics, and the pharmaceutical industrial complex.

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