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Newsletter of the Society for Social Studies of Science

Fall 2002: Volume 15, Number 3
Managing Editors: Lisa McLoughlin & Torin Monahan     Executive Editor: Linda Layne

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NSF Program Director Says Farewell
Special National Science Foundation Section
Conferences, Lectures and Workshops
Special Five College Women's Studies Section
Call For Papers
Job Opportunities
New Publications
4S 2002 Annual Meeting - Revised Preliminary Program



The start of another academic year and the start of another issue.  Welcome (back) to Technoscience, the official newsletter of the Society for Social Studies of Science.  We hope our readers have had a relaxing and rewarding summer, and are ready to hit the classrooms, books and/or campus once again.  We’ve got a lot of announcements in this issue, and the most up-to-date version of the 4S conference schedule.  Please read the contributions from NSF, and especially the letter from the outgoing program director, Bruce Seely.

As of this issue, there is a change of co-editors. It is with sadness that we at Technoscience say goodbye to Patrick Feng, a managing editor for the past two years.  Patrick is wrapping up work on his dissertation and will be moving to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) to take up a postdoctoral fellowship at Simon Fraser University this fall.  His wit, good humor, and boundless energy will be missed.  We wish him all the best as he begins this exciting new stage of his career.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Torin Monahan as Technoscience’s new managing editor.  Torin is a doctoral student at RPI writing his dissertation on globalization and technological practices in Los Angeles Unified School District.  His interest in facilitating interdisciplinary networking and his background in English will be great assets to this newsletter, and we are looking forward to working with him.

As always, we invite you to submit content for the next issue in the following areas: announcements of publications, reviews, jobs (please note and use the new format in our Positions section), competitions, prizes, workshops, conferences, general STS news, and commentary.  We are especially interested in announcements of publications of our members, and your impressions of the upcoming 4S conference. Our deadlines remain: August 15 for fall publication, December 15 for spring publication and April 15 for late spring/summer publication.  The Technoscience newsletter website is updated once per month, found at:  We prefer to receive content in Word  plain text format.  You can contact us at: TECHNOSCIENCE-L@LISTS.RPI.EDU. Thanks for reading. 




News from the National Science Foundation

Bruce E.  Seely

Program Director for Science and Technology Studies


Another transition is occurring at the Science and Technology Studies (STS) Program at NSF.   As summer ends, I am completing a two-year turn as "rotator" and returning to Michigan Tech.  Keith Benson, formerly executive secretary of the History of Science Society (1993-2000), becomes the new program director on August 19.   Keith earned his doctorate at Oregon State in 1979 in history of science/biological sciences and has taught at the University of Washington.  He published The American Development of Biology (1988), and The American Expansion of Biology (1991) with co-editors Ronald Rainger and Jane Maienschein, as well as Oceanographic History: The Pacific and Beyond (2002) with co-editor Philip F. Rehbock.   I am sure I leave the program in good hands, and also know that the community will continue to help Keith in all the ways that you have helped me over the past two years.


I would like to take this opportunity to do two things.  First, I want to provide a brief report on the status of the STS program and some of the prospects it faces.  Second, I want to remind readers of this newsletter about the funding opportunities available from the STS program. 


The STS Program in 2002

In fiscal year 2002, the STS program received about 190 proposals, and made 39 grants for scholars awards, conferences, fellowships, and training grants, as well as 19 dissertation improvement awards.  The program supported this number of proposals by carefully pruning proposal budgets. The program's total budget was just over $3.9 million, an increased of only 0.9 percent over the previous year.


But there are potentially important developments in the offing at the NSF's Social Science Directorate that could have a significant impact on all social science activities,  including the STS program.  First, Richard Lempert has arrived as the Division Director for Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Michigan.  Rick's background is in law and in sociology, and he has been interested in the biology and society program in Ann Arbor. He is quite supportive of the work that the STS program supports.    Potentially more important, the other good news is that the Social Sciences Directorate may be in line for substantial funding increases in fiscal year 2004 and 2005, if plans still under development come to fruition.   No one is banking on such future promises, but the NSF's leadership is committed to a focused research area in the social sciences that will increase overall budgets.  As part of Rick's effort to undertake his new duties, he asked every program to officer identify opportunities and needs within their community.  I suggested the following areas for increasing funding within the STS program:

*      Continuing to encourage STS scholars to make greater contributions to research on the societal implications of emerging science, engineering, and technology, especially in areas targeted by Foundation-wide initiatives. An aspect of this development is the encouragement of more collaborative projects, including multi-campus projects, since most STS scholars continue to pursue investigator-initiated projects, and to work as individuals.

*      Developing greater opportunities for infrastructure projects -- which in the STS program generally have been large documentary and editorial projects.   Additional support would allow expansion of support for digital libraries and other tools relying upon electronic resources.

*      Expansion of the Small Grants for Training and Research -- a tool that has not been fully utilized by graduate programs in our field.  

*      Additional support for the core fields of history of science and history of technology, philosophy of science, and social studies of science. Too many budgets have had to be trimmed, and even then some good projects cannot be supported at all.  Moreover, the core fields continue to show healthy intellectual development, with many new ideas emerging and growing. Philosophers of science, for example, are devoting attention to the philosophy of psychology, stimulated in part by scientific advances in cognitive neuroscience and the development of brain scanning technology. And in the history and social studies of science and technology, a number of scholars are focusing on the senses, examining such topics as smell, sound, noise, touch, music, and visualization.  At the same time, work in traditional areas remains strong, with some of the most exciting projects in the past couple of years focused on the medieval and early modern periods.


In short, the field and the program seem to be in pretty good shape, and to face exciting prospects.  Stay tuned as the Social Sciences Directorate attempts to develop a research initiative that could provide the funding for these and other areas of research and scholarship.  


Funding Opportunities

The STS program eagerly welcomes proposals from scholars in the history of science and the history of technology, in the philosophy of science, and in the social studies of science.  The STS Program has two target dates for the submission of proposals every year.  The next submission date is February 1, 2003, followed by another cycle beginning on August 1, 2003.  Those seeking information about applying should look at NSF announcement 01-159 on the STS Program home page: 


The support to scholars working on science and technology studies takes several forms.  STS Scholars Awards are the usual mode for supporting research projects.  These awards normally provide support to individual researchers for part or all of an academic year, for summer  research, or for some combination of academic year and summer. Collaborative Research grants are similar, but allow for the cooperative efforts of two or more

investigators.  The STS program also provides Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars within five years of the award date of their doctoral degrees, and Professional Development Fellowships for more senior scholars seeking to acquire expertise in science and engineering (for humanists and social scientists) or in history, philosophy and social studies of science (for engineers and scientists).   Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants allow graduate students to meet research expenses not normally available through the student's university.   Small Grants for Training and Research (competition for these awards is only in the fall)  offer up to three years of support for sustained research efforts on an important issues for the STS community by providing support for a group of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  Finally, the Program provides partial support for Conferences and Workshops, usually  national or international conferences, symposia, and research workshops.  Information on specific requirements and any budgetary and programmatic limits can be found in the program announcement on the STS home page ( or directly at .Also, please pay attention to the various documents linked to this page that offer suggestions and ideas about proposal preparation and writing.


A variety Foundation-wide funding opportunities also exist that could be of interest to the STS community of scholars.   The most important of these are the Information Technology Research (ITR) and Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NANO).   For several years, NSF has been supporting research that examines the societal implications of emerging science and engineering fields, and these two programs currently are the largest sources of new funding at NSF.   STS scholars are better equipped than almost anyone else to study the societal implications of these cutting edge science and engineering fields.  I am hopeful that historians, philosophers, and scholars working on the social studies of science will submit funding requests.   Last year, two exploratory awards for NANO research were made to research teams headed by Davis Baird (philosophy of science, University of South Carolina) and Michael Gorman (science studies, University of Virginia).   The NANO announcement for FY 2003 is available ( ), and the Social Science Directorate expects to commit $1 million to this area.  The ITR announcement is just being approved as I write this note, and will offer even more support for social science research of all kinds, not just societal implications or STS-oriented research.  In both cases, the success rate of proposals is not high, but the average award is much larger than regular STS awards.  More importantly, I believe STS scholars have important contributions to make to research in these areas, so please look at these opportunities. 


Two final notes 

Evaluation Criteria

The NSF has for several years required that all proposals be evaluated using two primary criteria:  the scientific merit of the project and its broader impact.  The latter category can include the value of a project to scholars in other fields, or to the general public;  linkages to educational activities;  general public outreach;  or the extent to which a proposal helps draw under-represented minorities into science and engineering. The important point is that not only should reviewers pay attention to these elements, but beginning in October, both categories must be addressed in the project summary or the proposal will be returned without review.   It is recognized that some projects will be stronger in the second review criteria than others, but all proposals must comment upon both elements. 



I owe a special thanks to all of you who have helped the STS program by providing reviews of proposals.  The Program relies upon your expert judgment, your judicious comments and suggestions, your careful evaluations. Graduate students continue to tell us, for example,  that your comments on their dissertation proposals were among the most useful assistance and comments they received in developing their research projects.  I have not always been as timely in acknowledging your help as I should, so let me publicly thank everyone who has reviewed for us.   And please continue to help us when we ask.  The panel and the program really need your reviews.


I owe a larger debt to the STS Advisory Panel members who have assisted me in so many ways.  Most of them serve three years, meeting twice a year to read and rank the projects you submit.  But I have also leaned on them for advice and suggestions of many kinds, and learned so much from them about the various professional groups that share the intellectual umbrella of the STS program.   They deserve all of your thanks, but mine especially. They've been great!  So thank you all!


----Bruce E. Seely






National Science Foundation (NSF), USA 

Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology Program:


The Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology program has issued a revised program announcement.  You can find it at  Target dates for submission are February 1 and August 1, each year.


The program's home page is at; check out the links to other sites and the assistance on "Preparing a Proposal, What You Should Know!!!!!!!!"


SDEST program director Rachelle Hollander is on sabbatical until September 2002.  During this period, Joan Sieber is replacing her as program director. Joan can be reached at and at the phone and fax and office numbers listed below.  John Perhonis handles dissertation proposals; he can be reached at; his phone number is 703-292-7279.  Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology Program - Ethics and Values Studies, Research on Science and Technology NSF Room 995, Arlington, VA 22230



 To submit FastLane proposals, select 01-152 and either EVS or RST on the program dropdown menu!!!


Education and Human Resources:

The National Science Foundation's directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is now including social and behavioral scientists and educators in all of its programs and activities.  Listed below are several of the EHR programs with Fall deadlines. 


IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeships) -- establish innovative new models for graduate education and training in a collaborative environment that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries



Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) -- develop and implement innovative models for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining minority students in SEM doctoral programs and develop effective strategies for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities who want to pursue academic careers

**website indicates that only physical and life sciences are eligible -- that information is outdated and should be updated soon** DEADLINE: October 16


NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars  --  recognizes and rewards individuals with distinguished records of educating undergraduates while also contributing significantly to the scholarship of a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline

DEADLINE: November 20 (Optional Letters of Intent due September 18)


Math and Science Partnership -- strengthen and enrich K-12 math and science education by partnering school districts with local colleges and universities

DEADLINE: October 15


Advanced Technological Education -- promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels, particularly at two-year schools

DEADLINE: October 16


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Preparation -- supports efforts to develop exemplary science and mathematics preK-12 teacher education models that produce and retain effective teachers.

DEADLINE: October 9 (Optional Letters of Intent due August 15)


For additional information, please consult the appropriate website or contact Bonney Sheahan (; 703-292-7291) or Kristin Raymond (; 703-292-7323).




4S: 2002 Annual Meeting

Milwaukee, WI, USA

7-20 November 2002


The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) will hold its 26th Annual Meeting at the Hilton Hotel Milwaukee City Center, from November 7 to 10, 2002.  The updated conference schedule is included at the end of this newsletter.

For More Information:


The 4S meeting will be held on the same dates and within walking distance from meetings of the History of Science Society and the Philosophy of Science Association.



International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2002  (ICCH2002)

University of Warwick, UK

18-20 September 2002


The conference is organized by the newly formed European Association of Communication in Healthcare in association with Elsevier Science. The conference programme comprises invited plenary lectures, parallel oral symposia, workshops and poster demonstrations arranged within the following six broad themes: Research; Patient Perspectives; Communication in Practice; Shared Decision Making; Culture; Medical Education.


For further information visit the conference website at:

or contact Priscilla Frost at the EACH 2002 Conference Secretariat Tel: +44 (0) 1865 256816 Fax: +44 (0) 1865 256817 ; Email:



Risk and Regulation: Research Student Conference

Economic and Social Research Council Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation

19 - 20 September 2002, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK


A conference for doctoral students in the social sciences to present and discuss work in progress. CARR is an interdisciplinary group of social scientists involved in research in organizational, political and legal aspects of risk and regulation. We are organizing a conference for research students in UK universities whose intended or current research focuses on a topic related to CARR's agenda.

For More Information:



International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation: Emerging International Policy Issues

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

23-24 September 2002


Science and technology policy is emerging as one of the most important themes in global governance. Its centrality is partly because of the growing recognition of the role of science and technology in economic transformation and of the emergence of new international institutions designed to regulate technology-related affairs, such as international trade. The role of science and technology in meeting the needs of the developing world is also emerging as a central theme in international public policy, as reflected in the Millennium Development Goals agreed upon by governments at the Millennium Summit in 2000. These events have resulted in increased interest in the role of science and technology in international diplomacy.


The conference is convened in conjunction with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)<> and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation <> and the Asia Programs at the Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School of Government. The conference will be co-chaired by Rubens Ricupero <>, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

More Information at:



The 2nd Annual Conference and Exhibits on Race and Digital Technologies: Race in Digital Space 2.0

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
10-13 October 2002

The Race in Digital Space 2.0 (RDS 2.0) organizers are convening a follow-up conference to the successful inaugural conference on the theme of race and new media technologies held last April on the campus of MIT.  We envision this year's event as a vital springboard for ongoing dialogues concerning this crucial aspect of our post-industrial transition to the new global information economy.


Currently, we envision plenary talks that address the following concerns: 1) The Digital Divide, Post 9-ll; 2) Tracking Bodies and Global Labor; 3) Entertaining Race: Representin’ Race in New Media Environments; 4) Remaking Race: Authenticating “Other” Voices in Digital Spaces; and 5) New Futures: Digital Theory Meets Digital Practice.

For More Information email:



Engineering Education in Sustainable Development

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

24 and 25 October 2002


Sustainable Development has become an important challenge for education in many engineering schools. We are therefore proud to present a conference programme that we think will greatly support the integration of the challenge of Sustainable Development in Engineering Education.

The papers cover a wide range of subjects:

        -       From micro level design problems to the problems of global socio-technological change

        -       From single courses, to changes in the educational system as such

        -       From the problems of chemistry to architecture and telecommunication


For inquiries regarding the conference program: or K.F. Mulder; Delft University of Technology; Faculty Technology Policy & Management Jaffalaan 5; NL 2628bx Delft; The Netherlands


Workshop Announcement: “The Politics of Knowledge in Practice”

Conference Center, Lancaster University

4-5 April  2002


Sponsored by: Senter for Teknologi, Innovasjon og Kultur, Universitetet i Oslo and Centre for Science Studies, University of Lancaster.
For More information visit:





Five College Women's Studies Research Center: Upcoming Events for FALL 2002

83 College St, Mount Holyoke College Campus, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA


Race, Gender and the Nation:  The Myth of Mestiçagem in Brazil

Natasha Pravaz, Ford Associate, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Monday, September 30th at 4:30 pm


Pravaz's lecture discusses the emergence of the figure of the mulata as an icon of national identity in Brazil by tracing race and gender relations in colonial history and inspecting twentieth-century myth-making strategies. The Brazilian system of slavery positioned black women under a triple exploitation. This subalternity was masked, however, by fetishizing discourses on African sexuality. Later, such narratives became part of local understandings of Brazilianness, based on the myth of racial and cultural hybridity as national origin.


Localism or Globalization of Media in War Zones? The Making of Hay mish Eishi - This is not Living

Alia Arasoughly, Ford Associate, MIFTAH - Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Democracy and Global Dialogue

Monday, October 7th at 4:30 pm


Independent filmmakers express the lived drama and impact of war on civilians and communities in ways the international media can not even come close to. As insiders and protagonists, they are interested and invested participants instead of visitors. Their films represent the transformations in people during times of war, and hold keys to understanding and resolving conflict. Yet, they are seen by small audiences and do not make the evening news. Arasoughly will discuss these issues in the context of the production conditions of Hay mish Eishi - This is not Living, on the lives of eight Palestinian women during the Intifada.


Spirit Photography: Seeing the Living and the Dead

Sarah Willburn, Research Associate, Bryn Mawr College

Monday, October 21st at 4:30 pm


Willburn will look at the paradoxical event of seeing the invisible and interrogate the category of the visible in the case of 1870's spirit photography in which the living and their ectoplasmic familiars both appear in photographs together. She will also examine the depictions of masculinity and femininity in terms of seeing and being seen. Finally, she will look at the categorical conjunctions between the living and the dead and how this divide defines gender.


Resistance is Futile! You Will be Assimilated: Gender and the Making of Scientists

Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Thursday, October 31st at 7:30 pm


Graduate education represents a remarkable transformation where a student is expected to emerge from the educational process as a colleague to the very faculty s/he worked with. This transformation gives us a glimpse of the "enculturation" of students into academic culture, i.e. the "making" of researchers. Subramaniam explores the results from "Breaking the Silences: A Faculty Student Action Project for Graduate Women," in which faculty and students engaged in a conversation about graduate education. In particular, she will highlight the dramatic differences that emerged when faculty and students were asked to name the "unwritten" rules of academic culture.


A Cell of One's Own: The Representation of Women's Conventual Spaces in Early Modern France

Barbara Woshinsky, Research Associate, University of Miami

Monday, November 4th at 4:30 pm


While the image of a cloister can evoke feelings of constraint or even claustrophobia, Woshinsky's study suggests that convents and other retreats may also provide an alternative feminine space: a "feminotopia" where women, removed from the male gaze and male control, achieve a degree of autonomy unattainable in the outside world of their time.


Trauma is for the Living: Some thoughts on Gender, Transgenerational Haunting and the Limits of Empathy

Marisa Parham, Amherst College

Thursday, November 14th at 7:30 pm


The idea of trauma is founded on the notion that one can experience an event so horrible that it cannot be spoken aloud, even as one is doomed to repeat the event in other aspects of one's life. In contemporary scholarship, examining this balance between silence and repetition has brought an important sense of levity to discussions about the various functions of witnessing, memory, and testimony in contemporary society particularly in relation to the singularity of an individual's life-experiences. Parham will explore the problem of taking "trauma" which always denotes the deeply personal, and nevertheless using it to think about haunting, or, more specifically, how we come into our own real-time experiences of other people's pasts.


Gendered Politics of Location: Socio-political Experiences of Three Generations of Palestinian Women, Citizens of Israel

Isis Nusair, Research Associate, Clark University

Monday, November 18th at 4:30 pm


Nusair will examine the State's policies of control of Palestinian women during the military administration period of 1949-1998. She will examine the ways in which these three generations of women define themselves and their experiences. Particular attention will be paid to the commonalities and differences among and between these generational groups in order to understand their experiences in relation to each other and to the State of Israel.


Doing Our Own Research:  Mother and Daughter Dialogues on Dating Then and Now

Lori Lobenstine, Jessica Castro, Yasmin Pereira, Daisy Jimenez, Jenny Whitley, youth team members; Research Associates: Girls, Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts; The Care Center, Holyoke, Massachusetts; Tapestry Health Systems, Northampton, Massachusetts

Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 pm


CADRE (Companeras Arising to Develop Researchers Everywhere) is made up of adults and teens, who will speak about their interactive research on mothers and daughters. A group of mothers and daughters will compare and contrast messages about dating given to girls today and their moms when they were teens. We involve participants from community-based organizations, friends and family in various focus groups. CADRE's unique and dynamic style empowers community members to take research into their own hands.


About the Sponsor: The Five College Women's Studies Research Center, founded in 1991, is supported by a consortium of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The Center provides visiting residencies for feminist researchers from the United States and abroad, and draws on one of the largest concentrations of women's studies scholars and activists in the country to sponsor lecture series, faculty seminars, and conferences. The Five College Women's Studies Research Center has become a lively site for scholarly activity in women's studies, attracting large and diverse groups of participants, including faculty, students, and members of the local community.

For more information, please call our event line at 413-538-2527.


All Five College Women’s Studies events are free, open to the public and fully handicapped accessible; Free Baby sitting available for all talks; Call one week prior to talk date to reserve space; Out of consideration for those with allergies and environmental illness, please refrain from using perfumes, and other scented products to these events.





IS Perspectives and Challenges in the Context of Globalization: IFIP Joint WG 8.2+9.4 Conference

Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

15-17 June 2003

Deadline for receipt of full papers:  October 15, 2002


The conference focuses on organizational information systems from a global perspective.  'Globalization' can be seen as a contradictory process, which may imply increased interconnectedness of local actors but also 'globalism' in the form of increased transnational uniformity.  Following Geoff Walsham, the Joint 8.2+9.4 conference urges Information Systems researchers around the globe "to study particular individuals, groups, organizations, or societies in detail, and in context."


For more information: ; ; ;

Innovation in Europe: Dynamics, Institutions and Values

Roskilde University, Denmark

8-9 May, 2003

Deadline for extended abstracts: December 1, 2002


Description: The driving idea of this conference is to analyse the dynamics, institutions, and values that characterize the innovation process and technological development in Europe, with special focus on the EU. The conference is particularly interested on papers that have a perspective on European/EU dynamics, multiple-country/ comparative studies, or exceptionally national experiences that have a European relevance, in the following topics: Systems of innovation, institutions and values in Europe; Knowledge dynamics and co-operation; Intellectual property rights; Private financing and public-private partnership for innovation; Risk society and the governance of science; Innovation for competitiveness and cohesion; Information society.


For More Information:  Some financial support for travel and accommodation is available for up to five presenters. Please, contact Kenny Larsen for further information about procedures.


How to Apply: Extended abstracts of 1-2 pages should be submitted no later than December 1, 2002 to Kenny Larsen at:


The conference will also admit a limited number of participants without papers, most notably policy-makers and experts in the fields. Please, find more information at the conference website. Registration to the conference will start on January 15th, 2003.



Virginia Tech STS Workshop 2003
"Technologies/Moralities: The Ethical Grammar of Technological Systems"
Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA

28-29 March 2003

Abstracts Deadline: 15 October 2002

Description: The workshop's theme revolves around the intersections (or dual tracks) of morality and technology, and what people can do about them. Thus, we have a two-fold premise: one, that addressing contemporary articulations of the morality-technology conjunction is necessary, and two, that our own science studies work must theorize and inform the subject in a meaningful (publicly inclusive) way. The impetus for creating this forum is to expand the academic discourse on these issues towards the larger public realm.  (Note that the means by which social relevance can be achieved will be one topic for debate.)

How To Apply: We encourage contributions from a wide array of disciplines and from scholars at all stages of their careers.  Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words and a one-page c.v. (electronic submissions encouraged) along with any questions to the address below.  Note that papers will be pre-circulated (by mid-February) to other participants in your session, so paper proposers should plan to have a working draft of a (10-16 page) paper available by that time. Email:, or Technologies/Moralities Workshop, c/o Benjamin Cohen, 131 Lane Hall (0227), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061

For More Information: ;


Special Issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine on Women and Minorities in Information Technology

Deadline: February 1, 2003


This Special Issue, for publication in Fall 2003, seeks a range of views on how to improve the status of women and minorities in the IT education and workforce. These may include environment and culture factors, pre-college issues, undergraduate pipeline, career in IT, and graduate education in computer science.


Articles should be based on empirical studies and substantive in nature. All manuscripts will be submitted for peer review. They should be sent (preferably as electronic attachments) to:


Guest Editor Roli Varma

School of Public Administration

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Tel. No. (505) 277-7756 (w)




Steward Journal

Call For Papers


Description: The Steward Journal of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the longest-running, entirely graduate student-run journal in the United States, invites you to submit papers for consideration in upcoming volumes. The Steward Journal, dedicated to the memory of Julian Steward, publishes research in all four fields of Anthropology.  We invite submissions from established researchers, as well as those fresh to the discipline.  Given the multi-field focus of the journal, any and all anthropologically related manuscripts will be considered for publication.  All papers considered for publication will undergo rigorous peer-review.


To submit a manuscript for consideration, mail three copies plus an electronic copy to:

The Steward Journal, attn. Submissions Editor; Department of Anthropology; University of Illinois; 109 Davenport Hall; 607 S. Mathews Avenue; Urbana, IL  61801


Manuscripts should include an abstract, and should be double-spaced.  Figures and tables should not be inserted in the text, but included at the end of the paper.  Citations should be in-text, not footnotes.  Bibliographic references should be in the style of American Anthropologist.  Please direct any questions to  Submissions should be received no later than October 1, 2002 for publication in the 2002 volume, although submissions received later will be considered for subsequent publications.


The Newberry Seminar on Technology, Politics, and Culture

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, USA


Description: This seminar provides a forum for "works-in-progress" that explores the relationship between technology, politics, and culture, broadly defined. It takes place on Fridays from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Newberry Library in



Qualifications: It is open to graduate students, faculty members, independent scholars, and professionals in related fields, such as engineering and urban planning.  Papers dealing with pre-1900 and non-U.S. topics are particularly welcome.


How To Apply: Please send a one-page proposal along with a brief c.v. to Richard R. John, History Department M/C 198, University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7109; e-mail:; phone: 312-996-8569.


For More Information: Rebekah Holmes (312) 255-3524, or e-mail Please include your e-mail address with all communications, and let us know if you would be willing to receive announcements by e-mail.






Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Description: The Anthropology Program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in sociocultural anthropology to begin July 2003. Especially encouraged are candidates with research interests in Asia or Europe; ethnicity and race; religion; and anthropology of science and technology but other specializations and areas are welcomed.


How to Apply: Nominations and applications, with a complete resume and the names and addresses of three referees should be sent by December 1, 2002 to: Jean Jackson, Head, Anthropology Program, MIT, Room 16-223, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.


Deadline: December 1, 2002


Research Position

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA


Description: Research position available for a post-doctoral fellow or research assistant to work on a study of the legal regulation of laboratory science, specifically an ethnographic study of the invention of a governance system designed to create "green laboratories." Research tasks include; observation of laboratory practices (in chemical, cognitive science, biological, and nanoscience labs); interviews with safety officers and researchers, archival and library research on environmental; health and safety systems engineering and law; history of radiation, biological and chemical regulation of research laboratories; computerization of inventory, training and auditing.  Candidates should have demonstrated field work skills and familiarity with social scientific studies of  science or legal cultures. Full time, one year position, renewable for a second year. Salary dependent on experience.


How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cv and writing sample to Professor Susan S. Silbey, 16-233, M.I.T. Cambridge, MA 02139; email: We will begin reviewing applications August 15.



3-5 Year Fixed-Term Assistant Professor

Science, Technology and Society Program, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA


Description: The STS Program at Penn State is seeking a talented, energetic scholar to teach core interdisciplinary courses at the undergraduate level.  The applicants should have completed a Ph.D. degree and have outstanding teaching ability.  Demonstrated scholarly achievements are expected in one or more of the following areas:  environmental studies, science and/or technology studies, science and technology policy, and the history of science and technology.  The selected candidate should anticipate working collegially with faculty and visiting scholars from many different disciplines and countries.  Position starts Fall of 2002.


How to Apply: Candidates should send an application letter, a resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:  Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Room 102 Old Botany, University Park, PA  16802. Screening will begin May 15, 2002, and will continue until a selection is made.


Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.



Assistant Professor of Anthropology

University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Department of Anthropology


Description: Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural Anthropology.  We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong interest in social theory.   Geographical and topical specializations open.  Appointment

to begin July 1, 2003 pending budgetary approval. 


How to Apply: Send letter of interest, current CV, and names and addresses of references to Chair, Department of Anthropology, 232 Kroeber Hall, University of California at Berkeley,

Berkeley, CA 94720-3710. 


Deadline: October 31, 2002


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


The department is also mounting a concurrent junior search in religion.



Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies of Science and Technology

Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

Description: Beginning Autumn 2003.  Ph.D. required at time of appointment.  Comparative Studies is an interdisciplinary, tenure-granting department with 17 core faculty and 45 associated faculty.  The department now offers a Ph.D. minor and M.A.; a B.A. with concentrations in comparative cultural studies, comparative literature, folklore, religious studies, and science studies; and minors in American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latino/a Studies.  The department expects to offer a Ph.D. in Autumn 2003. 

Further information is available at

How to Apply: Please send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Brian Rotman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, 230 West 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1311.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. 


OSU is an AA/EOE. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Assistant Professor Political Economy of Food

Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz , CA, USA
Description: Full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in global and local political economy of food.  We seek outstanding candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds whose work focuses on social justice aspects of the economic, social and political dimensions of contemporary food systems.  The successful candidate will possess expertise in one or more of the following areas: the global food system, corporate agriculture, alternative food systems, hunger, biodiversity, genetically modified food and biotechnology in agriculture, urban agriculture, access to food in inner cities, the community food security movement and/or related grassroots social justice movements. Salary: $46,300-51,700, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred by July 2003; must be conferred no later than June 30, 2004.  The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate evidence of excellent research and teaching ability. Position Available: July 1, 2003

How To Apply: Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application describing their research and teaching interests and experience; curriculum vitae or dossier; three letters of recommendation; samples of current research and written work; and copies of teaching evaluations and course syllabi.  These materials should be sent to: Chair, GLPEF Search Committee ; Department of Community Studies ; University of California ; 1156 High Street ; Santa Cruz, CA  95064 ; USA   Please refer to position #556-03 in your reply.

Deadline: Postmarked by October 15, 2002.

For Further Information: Contact Joan Peterson: ; (831) 459-2371 ; Fax: (831) 459-3518;

UCSC is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Post-Doctoral Position

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA


Description: One year post-doctoral position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Salary is negotiable but will be no less than $30,000 per year. Start date is negotiable but no later than January 1, 2003. The position involves doing research drawing out the implications of STS theory  for understanding the relationship between ethics and technology. We will hire one person with a PhD in STS and one person with a PhD in ethics. While this is primarily a research position, the opportunity to teach in the Technology, Culture, and Communication division will be available.


To apply: Send a letter of application describing your research interests,  a curriculum vitae, an example of your written work, and letters of  recommendation to: Deborah G. Johnson, TCC, SEAS, University of Virginia,

351 McCormick Road, P.O. Box 40074, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4744.  For further information contact Deborah Johnson at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



PhD-position for the project: GENE-TIME. Genomics and the Construction of Time

Unit Practical Philosophy / Science, Technology and Society Studies

Faculty of Philosophy, Groningen University, Netherlands


Description: Full-time position, 4 Years, to start as soon as possible. This project aims at an historical, theoretical and partly futuristic analysis of such relations between genomics and time. What are the possible implications of genomics – as scientific theory and as technological practice – for our (more or less theoretical) conception of time and for practical time-regimes? How plausible in this context is the distinction between temporality and simultaneity? And what might be the cultural and normative effects of such transformations in time concepts and –regimes on individual level (self-image, autonomy, responsibility) and on societal level (institutional distributions of tasks and responsibilities)?


The general problem of the project will be specified and illustrated by focusing on particular research lines and contexts of application: such as 1) the Human Genome Diversity Project and the problem of genetic instead of cultural lineages, 2) the use of genetic technologies in law and the problem of juridical limitation, and 3) predictive, DNA-based medicine and the problem of the future as extended present.


Candidates should contact as soon as possible the supervisor and co-researcher of the project: dr. Hans Harbers; Dep. of Philosophy; Groningen University; A-weg 30; 9718 CW Groningen; Netherlands tel: [31] 50 3636155 or [31] 50 3139158 email:



Research Coordinator

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Washington, DC, USA


More information:



Project Director, Organ Transplantation

The Center for Bioethics

University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA


Description: Project Management for research that is focused on donor family decision-making, clinical discourse surrounding organ donation, and the practice of requesting for organ donation.  This is a multi-site, multi-year research project incorporating both quantitative and qualitative research methods.  Some travel will be required. Position is currently funded.  Minimum starting salary is $37,000, with fringe benefits and medical insurance.  Position evaluated and renewed yearly with two and a half year maximum.


Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in one of the following disciplines:  anthropology, sociology, psychology, or related field, or a master's degree and 3-5 years experience leading research teams.  Candidates must be well rounded in both theoretical and applied approaches to research and require 2-3 years research experience minimally.  Prior experience in the area of transplantation is not required.


How to Apply: Screening and interviews of interested candidates is ongoing.  Position will be filled as soon as appropriate candidate is located.  Candidates must submit CV, two letters of reference, and a brief description of experience (including methodology) to: Sheldon Zink, Ph.D., Director; Program for Transplant Policy and Ethics; Center for Bioethics/University of Pennsylvania; 3401 Market Street, Suite 320; Philadelphia, PA  19104, USA ;Telephone 215-573-0245/Fax 215-573-3036; Email:



Assistant Director Center for Environmental Studies

Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA


Description: Year-round position.  Active involvement with students and student-initiated projects will be a major responsibility of the Assistant Director.  Will coordinate student activities, implement an annual budget process, supervise CES community and public programs, support staff evaluation, and supervise curricular and academic support.  Will carry out administrative liaison with various departments on Campus, as well as other duties assigned by the Director.


Qualifications: Candidates should have a master's or doctoral degree in environmental or related studies with several years of experience in environmental work or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  An important facet of this position is the willingness and ability to work with individual directors in advancing the missions of the Center for Environmental Studies.  Experience in higher education and in environmental studies in particular is highly desirable, as is teaching experience at the college level. 


How to Apply: The review of resumes will begin on May 17, 2002, and continue until the position is filled. Job #1864-CHE. Send resumes to Alice M. Gagnier, Recruitment Coordinator,, Office of Human Resources, Williams College, Droppers House, 15 Park St, Williamstown, MA 01267;http://www.williams/edu/admin/hr.



Assistant Professor

International Environmental Policy

Colby College, Waterville, Maine, USA

Description: The Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Government invite applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor, effective September 1, 2003. The successful candidate will offer courses in the area of international environmental policy and/or law, and both a senior seminar and a team-taught introductory course in Colby's interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program. S/he must also be able to teach a more broad-based introduction to international relations. The college seeks an individual, broadly trained in international environmental policy and international relations, who is committed to undergraduate teaching and to scholarship. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications and nominations of women and minorities who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged.


For More Information:


How To Apply: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application, letters from three references, statements of teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and a curriculum vitae. The material should be sent to: Professors Thomas Tietenberg and Kenneth A. Rodman, Co-chairs, Environmental Policy Search Committee, 5307 Mayflower Hill Drive, Colby College, Waterville, Maine 04901




Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science

University of Sydney, Australia


Description: An arrangement unique in Australia and offering a number of advantages to the discipline.  The Unit teaches majors in the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Liberal Studies, and has strong links with the Departments of Philosophy, History, and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts.  The Unit currently has three full-time staff, a number of part-time academics, active honours and postgraduate programs, and a strong research profile. The position is full-time continuing available from 1 July 2003, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.  Membership in a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.


Requirements: The successful candidate will have a completed PhD and have a strong research record with potential to recruit postgraduate students and attract external funding; disciplinary knowledge in history of early modern science/scientific revolution and sociology of science; demonstrated teaching ability in history of early modern science; and teaching and research in at least one additional field in HPS within the disciplinary context of HPS.  Teaching experience in other areas of HPS not specified above also is desirable.  Preference will be given to applicants with a background in more than one of the constituent disciplines of this interdisciplinary field. Remuneration package: $65,771 - $78,056 p.a. (which includes a base salary Lecturer Level B $55,578 - $65,999 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation)


For More Information: Contact Dr Rachel A. Ankeny (Director of HPS) tel  (02) 9351-4801, fax (02) 9351 4124, email: or visit our website at


How to Apply: Applications (five copies) should quote the reference no A36/002984, address the selection criteria, and include a CV; a list of publications; and the names, addresses, e-mail, fax and phone number of confidential referees (limit of three—do not include letters).  Applications should be sent to: The Personnel Officer, College of Sciences and Technology, Carslaw Building, (F07), The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia. Details on applying for the position are available at


Deadline: 25 November 2002



The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Department of Government and Politics

Comparative Politics; International Relations; Political Economy


Description: A tenure track position at the level of assistant professor in Comparative Politics, International Relations, or Political Economy beginning in Fall 2003.  The position is exclusively open to individuals with an expertise in science or technology policy in East Asia, e.g. China, Taiwan, Japan, or Korea. Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. 


The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. 


How to Apply: Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and copies of written work to: Miranda Schreurs, Chair, East Asia Search Committee, Department of Government and Politics, 3140 Tydings Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.  For best consideration, applications should be received no later than November 15, 2002.



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Department of Anthropology


Description: A biological anthropologist for a full time tenure track assistant professor position beginning August 21, 2003.  We are particularly interested in candidates addressing questions regarding function, evolution, or development in hominid morphology, but consideration will be given to candidates with research experience in other areas that complement existing departmental strengths.  Scholarly excellence is our primary criterion.  The candidate should have an active research program and demonstrated excellence as a teacher.  Ph.D. required by August 21, 2003.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications. 


How to Apply: Send a letter of application, vita, samples of publications, a statement detailing research interests and plans, and the names and addresses of three referees to Paul A. Garber, Head, Department of Anthropology, 109 Davenport Hall, 607 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois  61801.  For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2002.  The University of Illinois is an AA-EOE.  Position # 8430



Program Associate

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Program on Global Governance, Biotechnology and IPR Project


Description: The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is looking for a project manager with strong organizing skills. The position will entail coalition-building at the national and international levels, as well as some research and analytical work. In addition to leading IATP's work on biotechnology, the project manager will collaborate with other IATP staff to coordinate organizational activities around trade, production agriculture, food safety, and environmental policy. Some grants writing and significant travel is required.  The job is considered a full-time regular position, contingent upon funding availability. Salary is negotiable, based on experience. IATP is an equal opportunity employer.


Qualifications: Experience in grass roots organizing, coalition organizing, international relations, cultural diversity, electronic communications, public speaking and advocacy, research and public policy analysis, popular, journalistic and academic writing, and leadership in political and social change.


For more information:


How to Apply: Please send applications to Kristin Dawkins, Manager; Global Governance Program; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy;



IGERT Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Invasions

University of California, Davis, CA, USA


The University of California, Davis, seeks a total of three IGERT Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2002-2003 academic year - two in biology and one in humanities/social sciences. All fellows receive $30,000 in salary plus benefits. Fellows will conduct their own research on some aspect of biological invasions, enhance research collaborations among faculty and students, contribute to the 1st year core graduate curriculum and 2nd year collaborative research projects, and participate in the Biological Invasions reading group and symposia.


More details at: ;





International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship Program (IDRF)    

Social Science Research Council


Description: This program helps scholars with substantive knowledge about societies, cultures, economies, and/or polities launch their careers outside the US. Eligible applicants are full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Fellowships provide for nine to twelve months of study. Up to fifty fellowships will be awarded.


Address: 810 Seventh Avenue; New York, NY 10019; U.S.A.


For More Information:

Tel: 212-377-2700; Fax: 202-377-2727

Deadline: 11/12/2002



American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Educational Foundation Fellowships


Description: American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply. Fifty-one Dissertation Fellowships are available.


Requirements: Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2004. To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plan by Nov. 15, 2002. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students holding any fellowship for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study, except engineering. (For engineering, see Selected Professions Fellowships.)


For More Information:



Weatherhead Fellowships

School of American Research



The sponsor provides support for residential fellowships for pre-or postdoctoral scholars to engage in manuscript preparation on topics important to the understanding of humankind, including critical contemporary issues. Resident scholars are provided with an apartment and office, stipends, a small reference library and library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure.


Deadline: November 15, 2002


For More Information:



Spencer Foundation

Fellowships Available


The Spencer Foundation is announcing that 30 fellowships ($20,000) are awarded each year to support doctoral candidates in a variety of fields whose dissertations promise to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of education.


Phone or mail requests for application materials must be received by September 23, 2002.  Applications may also be downloaded from the Foundation's website ( after July 1, 2002 and through October 7, 2002.  Application materials must be submitted, by mail, by Monday, October 17, 2002.  Awards will be announced in April 2003.


Deadline: October 17, 2002.



Fellowships for New Americans


Description: The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. The Fine and Performing Arts are included. Thirty fellowships will be awarded each year.  Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow.


Requirements: Eligible applicants are "New Americans."  A "New American" is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The applicant must not be older than thirty years of age as of November 30, 2002.


For More Information: Tel: 212-547-6926; Fax: 212-548-4623; Email:;


Deadline:  11/30/2002


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program

Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation


Description:  Support is provided for two years of postdoctoral training at Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, or the University of Michigan. The award includes a stipend of $68,000 the first year and $71,000 the second, as well as access to the full range of university resources. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have a doctoral degree in economics, political science, or sociology. Up to twelve scholars will be selected annually.


For More Information: Scholars in Health Policy Research Pgm.; Boston University School of Management; 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 546; Boston, MA 02215-1704; U.S.A. E-mail:; ; Tel: 617-353-9220; Fax: 617-353-9227


Deadline: 10/25/2002





5th Annual Rappaport Prize (2002): Call for Submissions

American Anthropological Association (AAA)


Description: The Roy A. Rappaport Prize recognizes exemplary ecological/environmental scholarship by anthropology graduate students.  The winner will be recognized at the A&E business meeting at the AAA meetings in New Orleans, in November 2002, and awarded $500.  This is a great way to enhance your CV for the job market. You need not be a member of A&E to submit an entry but you must be a member of AAA. 


Requirements: Students interested in submitting manuscripts for this year’s competition should follow Human Ecology formatting guidelines.  Manuscripts should be of publishable quality, based on original research, and should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages of text (not including references).


How to Apply: Entries should be submitted as an electronic attachment in either Word or WordPerfect to A&E Section President Bonnie McCay (  Manuscripts submitted for previous Rappaport Prize competitions are not eligible for consideration.


Deadline: October 1, 2002



1st Annual Junior Scholar Award (2002): Call for Submissions and Nominations 

American Anthropological Association


Description: An award for junior scholars (un-tenured, or within five years of obtaining a Ph.D) will be granted for the first time at the November 2002 AAA meetings in New Orleans.  The purpose of this $500 award is to encourage talented junior scholars to continue working in the domain of anthropology and environment by recognizing their exemplary scholarship.  Judging will be based on refereed journal articles, which must be at least in the galley or page-proof stage of publication.   We invite all anthropologists to nominate candidates for the award based on their knowledge of the literature and the work of junior scholars.  Authors are also invited to nominate their own articles. 


How to Nominate: In either case(self-nomination, or nomination by another), articles should be sent in electronic or hard-copy form  to A&E Section President Bonnie McCay ( , 55 Dudley Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901), together with brief memos that nominate the author(s) and identify the key contributions made by or qualities or the work.


Deadline: October 1, 2002



Book Award (2003): Call for Nominations

American Anthropological Association


Description: A second new $500 award of the section is for an exemplary monograph in environmental/ ecological anthropology.  Tentatively titled the Julian Steward Book Award, it will be given at the 2003 AAA meetings.  Nominations should provide a précis of the book and its contributions to environmental or ecological anthropology.  The award committee will decide which of the books nominated should be solicited for further review in the spring of 2003.  Please nominate outstanding monographs, including your own.  Publishers are also invited to submit work they believe to be suitable.  Books published within the past five years (1997 and later) are eligible for this first round. They need not be authored by anthropologists. 


How to Nominate: Nominations should be sent to A&E Section President-Elect Tom Sheridan (; Arizona State Museum, U of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721).


Deadline: December 1, 2002






Meera Nanda: Breaking the Spell of Dharma and Other Essays (New Dehli: Three Essays Press, 2002)


Congratulations to Meera Nanda on the publication of her first book, Breaking the Spell of Dharma and Other Essays (New Dehli: Three Essays Press, 2002).  Meera holds a PhD in STS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a previous doctorate in biology and has been writing with the support of post-doctoral fellowships during the past couple of years. 


From the book's cover:  "Meera Nanda connects religious fundamentalism with fascism and talks about the responsibility of intellectuals.  She examines the link between Hindutva and reactionary modernism, argues for linking rationalism and science for the cause of social justice and provides a detailed critique of the anti-rationalist and anti-secularist currents dominant in several academic and research circles in India."


Meera's writing is provocative, tightly reasoned and pulls no punches. Next year Rutger's Univ. Press will publish a second book, one based on Meera's dissertation, "Prophets Facing Backwards: Postmodern Critiques of Science and the Making of Hindu Nationalism in India," a volume sure to attract the attention (and ire?) of S.T.S. scholars.


---Langdon Winner


Cultures@Silicon Valley, by Jan English-Lueck

With Stanford's permission, several pages of English-Lueck’s new book Cultures@SiliconValley have been posted on the web.  It is the first of a series of books emerging from the Silicon Valley Cultures Project.



Trying Times: Science and Responsibilities after Daubert

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) announces publication of the volume Trying Times: Science and Responsibilities after Daubert, produced in collaboration with the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at IIT's Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Can judges make responsible decisions about what scientific evidence is admissible in court? When is expert witnessing unethical? How can courts respect scientific standards while pursuing justice? These are some of the questions that direct attention to responsibilities of the professionals in legal cases requiring evidence from experts. These responsibilities are the concern of the new publication, Trying Times: Science and Responsibilities after Daubert. The volume includes essays by Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, a federal judge, Richard Meserve, a former litigator in high stakes cases involving scientific testimony, Sheila Jasanoff (Science and Public Policy, Harvard), and Ullica Segerstrale (Social Science, IIT). The editor, Vivian Weil, has an introductory essay. An annotated bibliography acquaints readers with the lively literature since the Supreme Court's 1993 decision in Daubert that made judges gatekeepers for admitting science in the courts. The volume is aimed to clarify the responsibilities of judges, lawyers, scientists, engineers, and researchers in medicine at this intersection of law and science. 

Table of Contents:  Introduction; The Use of Scientific Witnesses in Adjudication (Rothstein); Science in the Courtroom (Meserve); Hidden Experts: Judging Science After Daubert (Jasanoff); Judging "Good Science": Toward Cooperation Between Scientists and Lawyers (Segerstrale).

The cost is $7.50 for the U.S. and Canada and $12 for international orders to cover shipping and handling. Copies of Trying Times may be ordered by e-mail to, or by writing to CSEP, Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall, Room 204, 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, Il 60616, attn: "Trying Times". 





Research Program on Ethical Problems of Technological Risks

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

The department of Philosophy of Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) has formulated a research program on ethical problems of technological risks. The research program aims to contribute to answering the following general questions:

·        What are the ethical aspects that are related to the risks attached to developing, producing And using technology ("technological risks")?

·        When do these aspects give rise to ethical problems?

·        How can these ethical problems be resolved, diminished, avoided or prevented?


Seven specific research projects have been formulated: 1) ethical aspects and problems of technological risks, 2) ethical aspects of design processes, 3) conflicting norms and values in the design process, 4) informed consent, 5) risk legislation in the EU and the USA, 6) an analysis of the precautionary principle and 7) individual and collective responsibility.


A brochure with the full text of the program can be obtained by contacting Ciska Krol (+31 15 278 5143, e-mail The text is also available at the website For more information on the program, Henk Zandvoort (+31 15 278 1925, e-mail: can be contacted.   


Prospective Grad Students Invited to Visit RPI

November 17-18, 2002

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York, USA


Description of Event: On Sunday evening, November 17, Rensselaer will host a reception for prospective graduate student where  they can meet our current students, faculty and graduate staff.  The reception will be at 7pm, at the Troy Brewery in downtown Troy. On Monday morning at 9am, there will be a breakfast where prospective students can meet with the Directors of our graduate programs to learn about the programs in detail. Throughout the day and into Monday evening, prospective students are invited to attend our graduate seminars. On Monday afternoon at 4:30 there will be a wrap-up reception where  prospective students can ask further questions about our programs, and learn about the application process.


To RSVP, please contact Elizabeth Large (, or Linda Layne, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Science and Technology Studies (



Virtual Laboratory

The Virtual Laboratory, a new website devoted to the experimentalization of life, is online. It collects and presents texts and images concerning various aspects of the experimentalization of life, such as instruments, experiments, sites, and people. Moreover, it contains a special Essay part where historians publish and discuss their research on experimentation in the life sciences, art, and technology. See :

Contact information:



American Philosophical Society Fellowship Redirected

As of May 29, 2002, The American Philosophical Society Fellowship in the history of the 20th-century physical sciences has been suspended.  The funds will be used to support scholars who submit proposals to use our library's collections in the history of science, through our Library Resident Research Fellowships program.  Please consult our website,, for information about the program.

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research Newsletter Now Available

The May issue of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research newsletter is now available at This issue features an exchange concerning the Data Quality Act, as well as news about the Center and other items of interest to the science and technology policy community.


Science and Technology List

Harvard University has a list to announce updates to our website and forthcoming events hosted by the Science, Technology and Innovation Program, a joint activity of the Center for International Development at Harvard University and the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

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Archives: Select "Visit tech.cid Without Joining," then "Read Messages" at



 Anthropology and Design Discussion List

We are interested in the role of applied anthropology in the corporate, public sector, and medical contexts.   Not all list members are anthropologists, but group members share the common interest of applying ethnographic techniques and social sciences theory to industrial, software, and other types of product design.  Current topics include planning sessions for the SfAA conference in March 2003.  If you have questions about the group, you may contact list owner Natalie Hanson at  To subscribe to the group, please send a message to



Caution: Possible Journal Scam

(Asian) Journal of Information Technology/


While researching a Call for Papers sent to Technoscience, we found that the Journal of Information Technology, aka the Asian Journal of Information Technology may not be an entirely legitimate publication.  The call for papers included a fee for publication in this journal, so we checked with members of the board of editors, who, although they are real professors at real universities, have no affiliation with or knowledge of this journal. 


There are two other journals listed on this website ( Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances and Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences








WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2002 1:00-3:00

Founders Room

Publication Committee


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2002 3:00-6:00

Juneau Room

4S Council Meeting


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2002 4:00-7:00

Fourth Floor Hall



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2002 5:00-7:30

Walker Room

Reception (cash bar)


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2002 6:00-9:00

Juneau Room

Prize Committee Meeting


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Session: The Relation of Government to Science Organization in the Era of Privatized Globalization

Organizer: Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame


059A "Rational Choice Theory and the Defense of the Republic of Science in Philip Kitcher." Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame


025 "Bureaucracy, Experts, and the Organized Public: Three Responses to Cholera in the 19th Century." Stephen Turner, University of South Florida


060 "Why Does the Government want to promote one form of electronic publication in the natural sciences?" Thomas Scheiding, University of Notre Dame, 


428 "Lessons from 100 years: Health Council of the Netherlands"  Wiebe E. Bijker and Ruud Hendriks, University of Maastricht; Roland Bal, Erasmus University Rotterdam


461 "Statistics as Social Architecture: On the Construction of the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics as an Apolitical Institution." Anat Leibler, University of California, San Diego


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session: Data Sharing in Science, Part 1 of 2

Organizers: Geoffrey Bowker, University of California, San Diego; Barbara Shepard Poore, University of Washington


139 "Potlatch or Bazaar? Information sharing in the Pacific Northwest Salmon

Crisis." Barbara Poore, University of Washington


174  "The Social Epistemology of Stamens and Pistils: Networked Biodiversity Data."

Nancy Van House, University of California, Berkeley


175 "Specimens and Speculation in the Pursuit of Global Biodiversity Data."  Kathleen Casey and Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, San Diego


176 "The Public Face of Databases: Data Resources on the Web and the Creation of Trust in Science." Anne Beaulieu, Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services, KNAW; Elena Simakova, University of Bath


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Session: The Rhetorical (Argumentative) Turn as Interdisciplinary Framework

Organizer:  William Rehg, St. Louis University


181 "Critical Science Studies as Argumentation Theory."  William Rehg, St. Louis University


235 "Arguing from Case Studies: Examining Meta-Theoretic Perspectives in STS."  James Collier,

Virginia Tech


315 "The Rhetoric Of Science And The Institutionalization Of Norms."  Steve Fuller, University of Warwick


433 "The Rhetorical Turn in Science Studies." William Keith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Science, Technology and the Law


245 "Social Theory and Internet Policy."  Sandra Braman, University of Alabama


406 "The Edible Unknown:  Substantial Equivalency and the Creation of the Transgenic Identity."

Allison Hodges Myerson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


398 "The Non-application of Presumed Consent to Organ Donation in France: Biomedical vs Affective Reason?" Graciela Nowenstein Piery, European University Institute (Florence)


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Science in the Media


090 "Science Consultants, Hollywood Films, and the Role of Fictional Representation in Scientific Practice." David A. Kirby, Cornell University


257 "Barcoded at birth?:  UK media coverage of the Human Genome Project." Jenny Kitzinger, Andrew Smart and Lesley Henderson, Brunel University


370  "The Devil is in the Description: Narratives, Metaphor, and Imagery in Biology Textbooks and Films." Doerthe Ohlhoff, University of Bielefeld


264 "Behavioral Genetics and the Essentialism Debates." Grischa Metlay, University of California, San Diego


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Theoretical Openings in STS


326 "The Genomic Book of the Dead: A Manual for More Conscious Death Experiences in the 21st Century." Phillip Thurtle, University of Washington


035 "Technology and Nature in History."  Ted Schatzki, University of Kentucky


446 "Language And Politics: The Social Sciences Regrouped For System Analysis."  Roger Krohn, McGill University


183 "Classifying Science."  Rick Szostak, University of Alberta


100 "Was Godel's 1931 Theorem an Adequate Test of the Usefulness of Logical Positivism?" Clarence Townsend, Eugene, Oregon


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Technoscientific Studies of Work


280  "Radical Procedures, Conservative Values: The Social and Organizational Implications of the 'Interaction Turn' in Software Engineering Methodologies."  Sarah Dempsey and Michele H. Jackson, University of Colorado, Boulder


438 "Constructing the Situated Subject of Labor as a Site of Heterogeneity."  Katie Vann, University of California, San Diego


397 "The Fictive Ownership of Machines - Politics of Time Allocation in Semiconductor Industry." Tzung-De Lin, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan


XXX "Flexibility at What System Level?: Comparing Standards in the Batch-wise Process Industry  (S88) and Structured Data Exchange (XML)," Tineke M. Egyedi & Zofia Verwater-Lukszo, Delft University of Technology


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: The Internet and the Scholarly Communication Galaxy

Organizer: Rob Kling, Indiana University


356 "The Shadow Structures of Scholarly Communication." Carole L. Palmer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


336 "The Internet and Scholarly Quality Control." Paul Wouters, Netherlands Institute of Science Information


340 "Multimedia Scholarly Communication: A Case Study." Peter Van den Besselaar and Gaston Heimeriks, Netherlands Institute of Science Information


317 "An Old Model for New Times: The Guild Publishing Model." Rob Kling, Lisa Spainhour and Geoff McKim, Indiana University


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  8:30-10:15

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Who becomes a Scientist or an Engineer?


113 "Countering the Model Minority Identity: Asian Immigrants in Science and Engineering in the United States." Roli Varma, University of New Mexico


161 "Creative Potential and Creative Achievement in Science: A Psychological Investigation of Westinghouse Science Talent Finalists and Members of the National Academy of Sciences."  Gregory J. Feist, University of California, Davis


201 "On Becoming An Engineer When Not Being One: Knowledges And Desires Of

Non-Traditional Engineers In The Midst Of Organizational Changes." Juan C. Lucena, Colorado School of Mines


346 "Plugging Gender Issues into Bionanotechnology." Marli Huijer, University of Groningen




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Session: Evidence

Organizers:  Michael Lynch, Cornell University and Claude Rosental, CNRS/Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton)


047 "De-monstration: A sociology of logic." Claude Rosental, CNRS/Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton)


133 "The Silent Witness: The History of Radiological Evidence."  Tal Golan, Ben Gurion University of the Negev


184 "Attributing Artworks : The Display of Evidence in Art History." Jean-Louis Fabiani, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales,


204 "Is This Evidence or Not? Experimental Practice, Confrontation and Ritual Socializing in the Case of Cold Fusion." Bart Simon, Concordia University (Montreal)


323 "Evidential Transformations: Technical and Legal Contingencies in the Material Form of ‘Scientific’ E." Michael Lynch, Cornell University


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session: Data Sharing in Science, Part 2 of 2

Organizers: Geoffrey Bowker, University of California, San Diego; Barbara Shepard Poore, University of Washington


108 "Networks and Databases: Tools for the Greater Good?" Paul Wouters, Anne Beaulieu and Colin Reddy, Netherlands Institute of Science Information


083 "The Secret Sharer/The Sharers of Secrets: The Ethnographies of Clandestine Exchange in the American Military-Industrial-Academic-Complex." John Cloud, Cornell University


082 "Dilemmas for Government: Theories and Practices of Data Sharing in the NSDI."

Francis Harvey, University of Minnesota


217 "Esoteric and/or Objective Practices of Document Circulation and Interpretation In and Beyond the Bureaucracy." Michael G. Powell, Rice University


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Session: Knowledge Work: Catching the Drift in Consultancies and Knowledge Intensive Systems, Part 1 of 2

Organizer: Kristin Lofthus Hope, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


249 "Experiences with the Introduction of a System for Net-based Learning at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)" Erna Håland,  Norwegian University of Science and Technology


260  "Open Up the Methods? A Discussion of a Method Used in System Development."  Kristin Lofthus Hope and Eva Amdahl, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


261 "Legitimating Knowledge Work in Information Technology Consulting." Elaine K. Yakura, Michigan State University


262 "Consultancy, from Analytics to Artists of Language." Berit Moltu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Internet Use


368 "Academic Research Cultures and Computer-mediated Communication." Jenny Fry, University of North Carolina


188 "Testing Hypothesis-testing: Taking Sir Karl Popper's Erroneous Trial for a Spin on the World Wide Web."  Denise Rall, Southern Cross University (Australia)


167 "Diversity and Choice in Web-based Pornography." Susan C. Herring and  Anna Martinson, Indiana University


057  "Media and Risk: Learning from the Experiences of Patients."  Sally Wyatt, University of Amsterdam, Flis Henwood, Angie Hart and Julie Smith, University of Brighton


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Understanding the Commercialization of the University

Organizers: David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Daniel Lee Kleinman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chair: Daniel Lee Kleinman, University of Wisconsin-Madison


041 "Knowledge Work in the University and Industry: The Case of Biotechnology

Steven P. Vallas, Georgia Institute of Technology; Daniel Lee Kleinman and Abby J. Kinchy, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Raul Necochea, Georgia Institute of Technology


042 "Academic Capitalism Revisited." Sheila Slaughter, University of Arizona


043 "Managing Ambiguity by Analogy:  Defining Markets for Early Stage Innovations in University Technology Transfer." Jason Owen-Smith, Stanford University


044 "The Entrepreneurial University, Biotechnology and The Land Grant Mission." Alan Rudy, Michigan State University


295 "Scholars' Research Practices in the Context of Academic Capitalism: The Case of the Social Sciences." Mathieu Albert, University of Toronto


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Indigenous, Traditional and Local Knowledges


130 "Networking Science From Below: Constructing Scientific-Industrial Network of Korean Traditional Medicine." Jong-Young Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


085 "No Real Pluralism without Symmetry: The Politics of Material Translations in the World of Bodies, Therapies, and Healing Practices in Southern Tanzania."  Stacey Langwick, University of Florida


063 "Articulated Knowledges: Expertise, Translation and the Politics of Trash."  Timothy Keeyen Choy, University of California, Santa Cruz


124 "Workable Problem, Business Niche, and National Competitive Strategy

The Rise of Post-genomic Research of Chinese Medicine in Taiwan." Sean Hsiang-lin Lei, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session:  Drugs and Other Medical Technologies


282 "(Re)Constructing High Risk Women: The Role of the FDA and the Oncolologic Drug Advisory Committee" Maren Klawiter, Georgia Institute of Technology


381 "Knocking at the Gatekeepers Door. The Distribution of Accountability in Pharmaceutical Research." Huub Dijstelbloem and Jack Spaapen, Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy


102 "Not Following Doctors’ Orders: The Failure Of Drug Development For African Sleeping Sickness."  Christopher Kirchhoff, Cambridge University


104 "Technology in Transition: The Case of Automatic Defibrillation."  Stephen Timmons and Russell Harrison-Paul, University of Nottingham


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Environmental Issues


407 "Formalizing Hearing Subjects Amidst the Dirty Residues of Activity." Kathleen Casey, University of California, San Diego


416 "Rhetorics of Sustainability and Biodiversity in Environmental Conflict Resolution." Scott Denton, University of Arizona


425 "Big is Beautiful? Engineers' Dreams of Wind and Wave Power Industrial Development in Norway." Knut H. Sorensen and Jorund Buen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


140 "What Are We Testing?  The Politico-Science of Water Quality Testing: The Case of Walkerton, Ontario, Canada." Michael Mascarenhas, Michigan State University


392 "Framing of Climate Change : Policy Document Analysis of Relating Agencies in Japan." Kazuhito Oyamada, University of Tokyo


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  10:45-12:30

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Digital Divides


019 "Will the Internet Affect Collaboration in Developing Areas?" Richard Duque, Marcus Ynalvez, R. Sooryamoorthy, and Wesley Shrum, Louisiana State University


187 "Supranational Narratives of the Digital Divide." Kevin McSorley, University of Surrey


114 "Ethnicity and Gender in Information Technology." Roli Varma, University of New Mexico


210 "IT And The Elderly - A Contribution Of Social Experiment To Technological Change."  Lars Fuglsang, Roskilde University




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  12:30-2:00

Oak Room

Students of 4S: "Post-docs in STS: What's Out There and How to go about Landing One."


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002 1:00-2:00

Wright Ballroom A

Roundtable: The North/South Divide in STS -- A Preview


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 1a of 7)

Organizer: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University

Session: Democratic Governance in a Technological World

Organizer: Clark A. Miller, University of Wisconsin (Madison)


288 "Technology, Democracy, and Globalization." Clark Miller, University of Wisconsin (Madison)


429 "Norms for a Shrinking World:  Biotechnology and Bioethics."  Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University


361 "A Global Genome?: Governing Genetic testing for Breast Cancer in the United States and Britain." Shobita Parthasarathy, Cornell University


371 "The Construction of 'Global Knowledge' for Policy: Trees, Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol."  Cathleen Fogel, University of California, Santa Cruz


001 "Decentralized Renewable Energy Technologies, Governance, and State Accountability in Sri Lanka."  Cindy Caron, Cornell University



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session:  Author Meets Critics: Randall, Collins, The Sociology of Philosophies

Organizers: Steve Fuller, University of Warwick and Edward Hackett, Arizona State University

Participants: Charles Camic, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Steve Fuller, University of Warwick; Tom Nickles, University of Nevada-Reno; Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Session: Knowledge Work: Catching the Drift in Consultancies and Knowledge Intensive Systems, Part 2 of 2

Organizer: Kristin Lofthus Hope, Nowegian University of Science and Technology


263 "Place Making: A Theory of Knowledge Work."  Trond Arne Undheim,  Norwegian University of Science and Technology


287 "Rush Towards the Concept End:  On the Formation of a Language of Practice."  Grete Sen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


202 "From Command to Knowledge-based Economy: The Case of Poland."  Robert W. Ciborowski and Jerzy Grabowiecki, University of Bialystok


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Walker Room (n=120)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 1b of 7)

Session: Indigenous Knowledge and Contemporary Challenges for Science and Governance

Organizers: Geoffrey Bowker, University of California (San Diego) and Marybeth Long Martello, Harvard University


135 "Vulnerable Witnesses:  Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change in the Arctic."  Marybeth Long Martello, Harvard University


136 "Local Politics of Indigenous Knowledge." Wesley Shrum, Louisiana State University


137 "Knowledge for International Environmental Decision-making: Post-Johannesburg Summit Challenges." Elisabeth Corell, Swedish Institute of International Affairs


138 "Indigenous Knowledge Traditions in Court: Weaving Conflicting Narratives of Spatiality and Temporality," David Turnbull, Deakin University


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Informatics-Rhizomatics: Redefining and Reconnecting Information Spaces

Organizer: Ted Kafala, University of Cincinnati


119  "Web Aesthetics."  Hsi-chi Huang, Ohio University


120" 'Mechanical Assemblages' of Digital Code Toward a Visual Semiotics of the Graphical Computer Interface."  Ted Kafala, University of Cincinnati


121 "Emphasizing Best Practice Modular Programming Design Style for the Web."  Tom Wulf, University of Cincinnati


122 "Reconceptualizing the Urban Landscape: Telecommunications and City Space."

Jason Krupar, University of Cincinnati and Metropolitan State College of Denver


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Organizational and Institutional Contexts for Science


281 "Technological Determinism as a Strategy for Change in High-technology Organizations:

The Discourse of Inevitability." Paul M. Leonardi and Michele H. Jackson, University of Colorado (Boulder)


292 "Surprise in Social-Technical Systems: What are the Prospects for Managerial Improvement?" Andrew Koehler, Los Alamos National Laboratory


338 "Research Management Activities and the Performance of Biomedical Research Groups."  Inge van der Weijden, Peter Groenewegen, Dick de Gilder and Eduard Klasen, Free University Amsterdam


353 "Science Policy or Science Police? Institutional Review Boards in Human Subjects Research."  Richard Barke, Eliesh O'Neil Lane and Leisha DeHart Davis, Georgia Institute of Technology


354  "Patterns of R&D Management in Publicly Funded Research Centers." Juan D. Rogers and Barry Bozeman, Georgia Institute of Technology


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Human Being Revisited

Organizer: Priscilla Wald, Duke University


092 "Struggling Over the "Human:" Blood and Biopolitics in Guatemala." Diane Nelson, Duke University


093 "Trauma and the Post-Human." Jane Thrailkill, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)


094 "Freud’s Menagerie." Dana Seitler, Wayne State University


095 "Waste and the Dignified Human Body." Robert Mitchell, Duke University


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Boundaries, Boundary-Work and Boundary Objects


401 "Pluripotent Circulation: Translations and Transformations of Stem Cells."  Morten Christiansen, Göteborg University/University of Minnesota


320 "Difficulties in Assembling a Socioenvironmental Boundary Object: Environmental Justice in Canada."  Miriam Padolsky, University of California, San Diego


349  "Paddling in the Wrong Pool." Lena Eriksson, University of Cardiff


052 "‘These Are At Best Scholars And Specialists Themselves’: Sociological Keys To The Persuasive Failure Of The Scientific Philosophers." Alan Richardson, University of British Columbia


343 "Geographic Divisions of Knowledge: Beyond the Boundary Metaphor."  Nicholas Chrisman, University of Washington


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  2:00-3:45

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Imaging and Scientific Visualization


034  "How Immunologists Argue with Images: Pauling’s Theory of Antibody Formation." Alberto Cambrosio, McGill University, Daniel Jacobi, Université d'Avignon and Peter Keating, Université du Québec Montréal


333 "Necessity or Pornography? Photorealistic Renderings in Scientific Publications."  Eric Francoeur, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science


178 "Making Images/ Making Bodies: Visibilizing and Disciplining through Magnetic

Resonance Imaging (MRI)." Amit Prasad, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


305 "Mapping Community Concerns:  Breast Cancer, Toxic Releases, and GIS."  Erich Schienke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2002  4:15-6:00

Crystal Ballroom (n=1000)

Presidential Plenary


Organizer and Presider: Wiebe Bijker, University of Maastricht

Panelists:  David Edge, University of Edinburgh;  Kim Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Susan Leigh Star, University of California at San Diego


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002 7:15-8:30

Pabst Room

Science, Technology and Human Values

Editorial Board Breakfast


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 2 of 7)

Organizer: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University

Session: Disaggregating 'Northern' Medicine:  the U.S., Europe and Japan

Chair: Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto


007 " 'The March of Cancer,’ A Chronogeography of Cutting Cures for Breast Tumors. 1870 1920." Sotiría Theoháris, University of California, San Francisco


070 "Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Legitimation, Mainstreaming or

Upward Mobility?" Deogracia Cornelio and Sara Warber, University of Michigan


062 "What Makes the New Genetics Different? : A Comparison of the Role of Support Groups in Japan and North America." Yoshio Nukaga, Cornell University


065 "Genealogy’ of the Notion of Differences in Japanese Medical Practices of Organ Transplantation in Light of the Influence of ‘Post-Colonialism’ and ‘(Internal)-Orientalism.'"  Kaori Sasaki, Lancaster University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session:  Ethnographies of the Artificial

Organizer: Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University


220 "From Robotics to Systems Biology and Back." Joan H. Fujimura, University of Wisconsin Madison


214 "Laboratory Stories: A Study of USC's Interaction Lab." Carol Ann Wald, UCLA


055 "Performing innovation at Xerox PARC." Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University


417 "The Anatomy of a Surgical Simulation." Rachel Prentice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Session: Anticipating the Social:  Accountability and Regulation in Technoscience

Organizers: Cori Hayden, University of Cambridge; Linda F. Hogle, Stanford University


056  "Biological Substitutes and Regulatory Stand-ins."  Linda F. Hogle, Stanford University.


076 "Do Microbes Have Ethics?" Cori Hayden, University of Cambridge.


077 "The Legal Reconstruction of Science: DNA, Daubert, and Fingerprinting."

Simon Cole and Michael Lynch, Cornell University


219 "On Distribution." Marianne de Laet, Harvey Mudd College and California Institute of Technology


Discussant:  Susan Silbey, MIT


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Information and its Medium: STS and Media Technologies, Part 1 of 2

Organizers: Tarleton Gillespie and Joshua Greenberg, Cornell University


442 "Student Life And Technology At UC San Diego."  Matt Ratto, University of California, San Diego


393 "Translating Telidon: (re)Constructing the Genealogies of Communication Networks."  Steven Jackson, University of California, San Diego


037 "High-Tech Worship: Churches Appropriate More Than Media Technology." James Fenimore, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


394 "The Coproduction of Medium and Message: Home Video in the 1980's."  Joshua Greenberg, Cornell University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session:  Theorizing the Body in Medicine and Sports, Part 1 of 2

Organizers: Bernike Pasveer, University of Maastricht; Roland Bal and Teun Zuiderent, Erasmus University Rotterdam


251 "Extreme Bodies: Technology and Professional Sports." Bernike Pasveer, University of Maastricht and Roland Bal, Erasmus University Rotterdam


252 "Pharmaceutical Mind Games." Joseph Dumit. Massachusetts Institute of Technology


253 "Digitalizing, Discipling: Imaging Practices and the Constitution of the Body in Biomedicine." Regula Burri, ETH Zurich / Technical University Berlin


131 "Does Artificial Life Escape from Sexual Bimorphism?"  Kirsten Smilla Ebeling, Technische Universität Braunschweig


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Technology and Power in U.S.-Japan Relations

Organizer and Chair: Dan Plafcan, Cornell University


078 "Policy-making by Misconception: Subjective Learning in the Context of American and Japanese Innovation Systems." Kenneth Pechter, University of Tokyo


089 "Politics and Practice in Technology Transfer: Japan’s Importation of American Satellite and Launch Vehicle Technology."  Yasushi Sato, University of Pennsylvania


150 "Specifying Political Order in U.S.–Japan Collaboration in Remote-Sensing." Dan Plafcan, Cornell University


152  "Techno-nationalism Changing: Government Policy and Public Discourse on Science and Technology in Japan, 1960s-present."  Yasumoto Fujita, University of Tokyo


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Reconstructivist STS, Appropriate Expertise and Technologists' Everyday Work

Organizer; E. J. Woodhouse, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


419  "Networking Expertise: Alternative Energy Technology NGOs in Sri Lanka." Dean Nieusma, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


445 "Politics and Expertise in Technical Standards-Setting." Patrick Feng, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


447 "Chemists, Chemical Design, and Sustainability: Inappropriate Expertise?" Jeff Howard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Sites for Scientific Work, Part 1 of 2: Authoritative Spaces


351 "Bringing Tomanowos to Manhattan: Native American Narratives in the American Planetarium." Lane DeNicola, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


103  "From Man in Africa to African Peoples Hall: An Exhibit’s Trajectory

Through the Changing Mores of Science and Society, 1968-2001."  Christopher Kirchhoff, Cambridge University


330 "Observing Sociotechnical Change: A Case Study of a Digital Library." Michael Khoo and Michele H.Jackson, University of Colorado


374 "The Meaning of Laboratory Danger: Order and Ritual in Scientific Work." Benjamin Sims, Los Alamos National Lab.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  8:30-10:15

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Seeing Like a Corporation: Power, Accountability, and Responsibility in the Development of Technology

Organizer: Shobita Parthasarathy, Cornell University


313 "Manufacturing Air Bag Users:  Reconstructing the Public to Make Air Bags Safe." Jameson Wetmore, Cornell University


391 "Open and Transparent? Corporate Control and Public Debate over Agricultural Biotechnology." Robert Doubleday, University College London


073 "Olivetti for the People: Electronics and Social Planning in Post-war Italy." Massimo Mazzotti, University of Toronto


Discussant: Shobita Parthasarathy, Cornell University




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 3 of 7)

Organizer: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University

Session: North/South Environments: Bugs and Biodiversity

Chair: Ron Eglash, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


362A "A Science Neither ‘Ethno’ nor ‘Euro’: Science, Nation, and Biodiversity Conservation in Indonesia." Celia Lowe, University of Washington


331 "'A Whole Country Cannot be Defeated by a Mosquito': War Metaphors for Dengue Epidemics in Brazil." Henrique Luiz Cukierman and Ivan da Costa Marques, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


378 "The Earth Beneath Us: The Value of Soil and its Environmental Implications." Claudia Hemphill, University of Idaho


240 "'Sustaining Farmers,' Sustaining Harvests: Southern African alternatives to

industrial agriculture." Carol Thompson, Northern Arizona University


239 "In Search of the Old, New Frontiers: Global Biotechnology and the Myth of the

New African Renaissance." H.L.T Quan, University of California, Santa Barbara/Associated Colleges of the Midwest


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session: Pharma-kinetics: Narratives of Mediation and Medication

Organizer: Jeremy Greene, Harvard University

Chair: Joe Dumit, MIT


372 "Have Drug Will Travel: The Entrepreneurial Ethos of the Clinical Trial Researcher." Jennifer Fishman, University of California, San Francisco


409 "SSRIs in Translation:  The Potentialities of Expertise." Andrew Lakoff, University of California--San Diego


449 "Attention to Details: Etiquette and the Emergence of the Pharmaceutical Representative, 1940 1960."  Jeremy Greene, Harvard University


066 "The Trial that Couldn’t be Done: The Social Dynamics of the Randomized Controlled Trial of ECMO Technology in Great Britain."  Ann Lennarson Greer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Discussant:  Elizabeth Siegel Watkins, Carnegie Mellon University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Session:  Author Meets Critics: Stephen Hilgartner, Science on Stage

Organizer: Kim Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Participants:  Wiebe Bijker, University of Maastricht;  Brian Wynne, Lancaster University; Nancy Campbell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;  Stephen Hilgartner, Cornell University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Information and its Medium: STS and Media Technologies, Part 2 of 2

Organizers: Tarleton Gillespie and Joshua Greenberg, Cornell University


024 "The Construction Of Online Newspapers: Patterns Of Multimedia And Interactive Communication In Three Online Newsrooms." Pablo J. Boczkowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


364 "'Virtual Community' as 'Trading Zone,'"  Frederick Turner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


396 "Pushers, Plumbers, and Pediatricians: The Symbolism of the Pager in the USA (1975 to 1995)." Nalini Kotamraju, University of California, Berkeley


360 "Invoking the Character of a Technology to Make It So."  Tarleton Gillespie, Cornell University


Discussant: Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session:  Theorizing the Body in Medicine and Sports, Part 2 of 2

Organizers: Bernike Pasveer, University of Maastricht; Roland Bal and Teun Zuiderent, Erasmus University Rotterdam


254 "Medical Bodies and No-bodies: On Distributed Care and Patient-hood." Teun Zuiderent, Erasmus University Rotterdam


432  "Reproductive Bodies." Sarah Franklin, Lancaster University


255 "The On-line Promise of a Body in Control:  How to Perform the Competent Ill." Henriette Langstrup Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School.


256 "Regulating Sex between Sport and Medicine." CL Cole, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Co-Constructions of Gender and technology

Organizer: Knut Sorensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


455 "Squaring the Circle or Circling the Square? Strategies for Including Young Women in Computer Science." Vivian Anette Lagesen Berg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


456 "Villains Scare Technophobic Princesses Away from the Computer." Helen Jøsok Gansmo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


350 "Designing Women." Kristin Hestflatt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


347 "When Computer Nerds Start Wearing Skirts." Hege Nordli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


426 "Gender Neutral Computer Games: Androgynous, Unisex or Mythical?" Helen Jøsok Gansmo, Hege Nordli and Knut H. Sørensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Mediating Marginality: Technological Subcultures at the Intersections of Labor, Design and Identity

Chair: Karin Ellison, University of Wisconsin-Madison


267 "Technological Sublimity to Nano-Invisibility: Losing Race Within Technological Design." Rayvon Fouche, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


268 "The Soul of a New Economy: Labor and Value on the Internet." Hector Postigo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


269 "Otak-who? Technoculture, Youth, Consumption, and Resistance: American Representations of a Japanese Youth Subculture." Lawrence Eng, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


197 "Organizing Linkages Among Actors In Designing A Product ."  Naoki Ueno, National Institute for Educational Policy Research; Eriko Tamaru, Fuji Xerox; Hasuike Kimitake, Fuji Xerox; Masahiko Aoyama, SurugadaiI University; Mikio Tozaki, Fuji Xerox; Seita Koike, Musashi Institute of Technology


Discussant: Charis Thompson, Harvard University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Science, Standards, and the Agri-Food System: Connecting Agricultural Production and Food Distribution

Organizer: Stéphane Castonguay, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


283 "Reconstituting the Nexus of Control: Canola, Genetic Pollution, and the Control of Seed Purity in Europe." Javier Lezaun, Cornell University


237 "Standards and Science in the Red Meat Industry of South Africa." Elizabeth Ransom, Michigan State University


199 "Bioregionalism, International Trade And The Standardization Of Plant Protection Practices: International Phytopathological Conventions, 1881-1929." Stéphane Castonguay, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


002 "Standards From Science to the Grocer’s Shelf." Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  10:45-12:30

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Intelligence, Artificial and Otherwise


274 "The "Embedded World" of Artificial Intelligence." Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University


366 "AI's Disparity Syndrome." Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University


395 "Performing Thought Experiments." Hélène Mialet, Cornell University


180 "Queer as AI." Doug Davis and Lisa Yaszek, Georgia Institute of Technology


272 "Boundary Work: The 1975 Turing Award Lecture." Corinna Schlombs, Bielefeld University/University of Pennsylvania




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002 12:30-2:00

Founders Room

EASST Committee Meeting


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  12:30-2:00

Miller Room

Students of 4S:  Business Meeting


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 4 of 7)

Organizer: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University

Session:  Hybrid Knowledges?  Science Across Divides

Chair: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University


072  "'I Knew, But They Never Knew': Contesting the Power of Chemical Knowledge in Rural Mexico (1974-1977)."  Gabriela Soto Laveaga, University of California, San Francisco


166 "Bioprospecting or Biopiracy?: Assessing Collaboration between Indigenous Healers and Pharmacologists in Cape Town, South Africa." Karen Flint, University of North Carolina, Charlotte


157 "Indigenous Knowledge and Information Technology: When Does Hybridity Help?" Ron Eglash, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


018 "Energy, Infrastructure, Democracy: An Analysis of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District" Benjamin Weil, University of California, Santa Cruz


196  "Administering Equity: The Reform of Irrigation Bureaucracies in India" Roopali Phadke, University of California, Santa Cruz


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session: Localizing Technosciences/Distributing Cultures: Ethnographies from Japan, Part 1 of 2

Organizer: Joan Fujimura, University of Wisconsin, Madison


228 "Happening: A Homosexual Fly In Japan--Behavioral Genetics In A Japanese Laboratory."

Sophie Houdart, CNRS


229 "Virtual Tunnels In Tohoku:  An Historical Political Economy Of Knowledge-Making In Anthropology, History, And Physics." Sharon Traweek, University of California, Los Angeles/KEK National High Energy Physics Accelerator Facility


230 "Hypersociality, Otaku, and the Digital Media Mix." Mizuko Ito, University of Southern California


460 "Current and Future STS Programs at Sokendai, Japan."  Kohji Hirata, Sokendai, Japan



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Session:  Medicalizing Citizenship

Organizer: Charles L. Briggs, University of California, San Diego


388 "The Ecology of Citizenship: Environmental Racism, Toxic Chemicals, and Occupational Illness." David Pellow and Lisa Sun-Hee Park, University of Colorado at Boulder


376 "Biomedical Citizenship and the Problem of ‘Hard-To-Recruit’ Populations." Steven Epstein, University of California, San Diego


418 "Sanitary Citizenship and the Institutional Logic of Culture." Charles L Briggs, University of California, San Diego


169 "Medicalizing the Social: Paxil for Social Phobia and Facial Surgery for Children with Down Syndrome." Susan Parry, University of  Minnesota


Discussant: Evelynn Hammonds, MIT


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Instruments and Research Materials


117 "Initiating a Science-based Medicine: Instrumentation of Radiation Therapy and the Formation of Stanford University Medical Center." Takahiro Ueyama, Sophia University/ Stanford University


084 "The Rediscovery of GIS." John Cloud, Cornell University


165 "Flies in the Kitchen and the Roving Naturalist: Dobzhansky, the Early Evolutionary Synthesis and the Domestication of International Politics." Jessica Shubow, Harvard University


163 "Deixis: The Construction of Time and Place in the Development of a Real-Time Tracking and Tracing System."  Robin Williams, Ian Graham, and James Stewart, University of Edinburgh


303 "Pedagogy and Probe Microscopy: Building Instruments and Instrumentalists." Cyrus Mody, Cornell University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Biomedicine in the Public Sphere: Information, Advocacy and Critique

Organizers: Stefan Sperling, Princeton University and Chloe Silverman, University of Pennsylvania


307 "Totipotency and Taboo: Constructing Consensus on German Research Ethics." Stefan Sperling, Princeton University


299 "Chronicity and Contestation: Biomedicine as Critique." Chloe Silverman, University of Pennsylvania


301 "Greener Revolution or Neocolonialism?: Genetic Engineering and Agrarian Resistance in India, 93-01." Paul Burnett, University of Pennsylvania


375 "Prenatal Care or Prenatal Screening?:  Alpha Fetoprotein Testing and the Process of 'Normalization'." Jill McCracken, University of Arizona


410 "The Transparent Technician: Perceiving and Eliding Sex in Fetal Cell Isolation." Aryn Martin, Cornell University


Discussant:  Michael Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Technology and Ambivalence in Twentieth-Century North America and Europe

Organizers: Bernhard Rieger, Iowa State University and Eric Schatzberg, University of Wisconsin Madison


193 "Taming Undisciplined Enthusiasm: Presidential Science Advisors and the Space Program, 1957-1973." Zuoyue Wang, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


194 "The Dialectic of Enthusiasm and Fear: American Automobile Crash Injury Research in the 1950s." Eric Schatzberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison


195 "'Modern Wonders:' Technological Innovation and Public Ambivalence in Britain and Germany, 1890s to 1930s." Bernhard Rieger, Iowa State University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Using Digital Technologies, Part 1 of 2


275 "The Small Technology in Everyday Life." Anja-Sofi Karhi, Linköping university


022 "The Creation of a Praxis: Cyber-crime and Information Sharing." Lisa Nelson, University of Pittsburgh


327 "Shaping Emerging Media: "Meta-control" and the Domestication of the World-Wide Web." Julian Kilker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


408 "Assumptions Behind Approaches to Fostering Technology Adoption." Melissa Cefkin, Sapient Corporation


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Panopticon Revisited, Part 1 of 2 -- Biosurveillance

Organizer: Jim Johnson, Columbus, Ohio


160 "From Confession to Extraction:  Foucault, Surveillance Studies and the Biopolitics of Truth." Bart Simon, Concordia University


300 "Bioterrorism, Emerging Diseases, and the Globalization of Disease Surveillance Networks." Nicholas King, University of California, San Francisco


005 "Spy Dust: The Cultural Transformation of a Criminalistic Technique by the East German Secret Police." Kristie Macrakis, Michigan State University


399 "From the Normal to the Pathological: Archiving the Body in the Digital Age." Orit Halpern, Harvard University


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  2:00-3:45

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Science and Politics


213 "Domesticating the Dilemmas of Neoliberalism: Discerning the Governing Mentalities of the Federal Addiction Research Enterprise."  Nancy D. Campbell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


071 "The Funding of Science and the Transition to Electronic Publishing." Thomas Scheiding, University of Notre Dame


097 "Science and Democracy in China and the West: In Search of Elusive Relationships." Richard P. Suttmeier,University of Oregon and Cong Cao, National University of Singapore


322 "Coping with Policy Change: US Fusion Energy Research after ITER Withdrawal." Dave Conz, Edward Hackett, John Parker and Jonathon Bashford,  Arizona State University




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 5 of 7)

Organizer: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University

Session: National and Trans-national Terms of Engagement in Medicine and Technology

Chair:  Adele Clarke, University of California, San Francisco


004 "Egyptian Mothers of Test-tube Babies: Gender, Islam, and the Globalization of New Reproductive Technologies." Marcia C. Inhorn, University of Michigan


017 "Immaculate Conception: The Enchanted World of Clinical Conception in India." Aditya Bharadwaj, Cardiff University


149 "Doctors, Engineers and Development in Brazil's Northeast, 1915-1935." Eve Buckley, University of Pennsylvania


289 "North-South Exchange in Theoretical Physics: 'Science' or 'Development'?" Alexis De Greiff, Universidad Nacional de Colombia


273 "Technology Policies in the Third World."  Rubin Patterson, University of Toledo


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session: Localizing Technosciences/Distributing Cultures: Ethnographies from Japan, Part 2 of 2

Organizer: Joan Fujimura, University of Wisconsin, Madison


231 "Knowledge Systems as Making Multiple Space Visible." Yasuko Kawatoko, Daito Bunka University


462 "Establishing Archives at KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization) in Japan."  Yoshinobu Takaiwa, KEK, Japan


232 "Designing Activities as Collaboration and Interaction among Multiple Sites." Naoki Ueno,

National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Tokyo


233 "Designing the Twenty-first Century and Redesigning Locality: Metaphysical Robots, Simulated Life, and Virtual Economies." Joan H. Fujimura, University of Wisconsin-Madison


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Session: Commercialization of Science


020 "How to Patent the Sun: A Critique of the Concept and Practice of Product Patenting." Hans Radder, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


329 "Genes, Information, and Property." Leah Nichols, University of California, Berkeley


200 "The Impact of Commercialization on the Mode of Production in Scientific Communities." Jochen Glaeser, Australian National University


276 "Mechanisms, Prions and the Degeneration of Science." Daniel Sirtes, University of Bielefeld


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Walker Room (n=120)

Session:  Technological Choices


209 "It Ain’t Your Granddaddy’s Oldsmobile:  Or Why We Still Have B-52s, C-130s, P-3s, And Nimrods, But Not A Bunch Of Other Stuff." Edward W. Constant II, Carnegie-Mellon University


270 "What Stands in the Way of Steering Technologies Fairly?" E. J. Woodhouse, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Daniel Sarewitz, Columbia University


203 "Sound Studies: S&TS and the Synthesizer." Trevor Pinch, Cornell University:


373 "The Sociotechnical Construction of Open Source Software." Nicolas Ducheneaut, Dilan Mahandran and Warren Sack, University of California, Berkeley


400 "When Nature becomes Technology: Alternative Wastewater Technologies Mediating the Relationship between Society and the Environment." Sarah Hunt, University of Georgia


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Rhetorical and Discursive Studies of Science


205 "Scientific Style: Writing Anatomy, Composing History." Laura Otis, Max Planck Institut fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte/Hofstra University


218 "Who Are You Calling An Actant? Issues of Utility Surrounding Science and Technology Studies." Daniel Neyland and Steve Woolgar, University of Oxford


191 "Minds over Matter: A Rhetorical Account of Hypochondria." Judy Z. Segal, University of British Columbia


367 "Connecting Incommensurable Discourses:  Choosing Between Paradigms in Statistical Science." Greg Wilson, Los Alamos National Lab.


068 "The Signifier as Discursive Practice: A Poststructuralist View of Science."  Priya Venkatesan, University of San Diego


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Science Among its Publics


067 "In What Sense Can We Speak Of Citizen Science ? The Case Of Project Feederwatch At The Cornell Laboratory Of Ornithology." Florian Charvolin, CNRS/Cornell University


226 "Flying Through the Body: Popularizing Science in Documentaries." Dirk Verdicchio

University of Technology Darmstadt


335 "SETI and Public Participation: science@home." Arthur Fricke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


212 "The Iconography of Science." William Stahl, University of Regina


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Using Digital Technologies, Part 2 of 2


453 "'It's Just Easier To Text. Really.': Young People And New Communication In The UK & The USA." Nina Wakeford, University of Surrey and Nalini Kotmraju, University of California (Berkeley)


318 "Using Social Construction of Technology to Study the Appropriation of the World Wide Web." Bin Li, University of North Carolina


451 "Polymath V. Transhumanist:  Competing Visions Of Technology As Argument." Christopher Kelty, Rice University


290 "Boundary Spaces: The Majestic Game and the Culture of Simulation." T.L. Taylor, North Carolina State University and Beth E. Kolko, University of Washington


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Panopticon Revisited, Part 2 of 2: Satellite, Radar and Video Surveillance


125 "Satellite Imagery and Discourses of Transparency." Chad Harris, University of California, San Diego


348 "India's Satellite-Based Remote Sensing Architecture: An Exploratory Case Study in Environmental IT." Lane DeNicola, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


321 "Digital Panopticon: Photo Radar in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area." Dave Conz, Arizona State University


074 "'Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid'   Deployment Of Video Surveillance And Scenarios Of Visibility." Carsten Wiecek and Ann Rudinow Saetnan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  4:15-6:00

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session:  Scientific Ethics and their Corruption


246 "'Win-win' Ethics: Flexibility, Multiculturalism, and the Globalization of Clinical Trials." Marie Leger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


189 "Is Bioethics 'Just Politics'?" Mary R. Leinhos, University of Arizona


383 "Teaching Dilemmas:  The Visibility of Ethics Training in Life Science Ph.D. Programs." Laurel Smith-Doerr, Boston University


430 "What Constitutes Normative Choices?  An Ethnographic Study of Biomedical Research." Annemiek Nelis, Free University Amsterdam


096 "Corruption Inside the 'Ivory Tower': Observations from the Chinese Scientific Community." Cong Cao, National University of Singapore and Richard P. Suttmeier, University of Oregon


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2002  6:30 buses depart

Milwaukee Art Museum

Reception with History of Science Society


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 7:15-8:30

Pabst Room

Social Studies of Science

Editorial Board Breakfast


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 6 of 7)

Organizer: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University

Session: African Histories of Medicine/Histories of Medicine in Africa

Chair: Warwick Anderson, University of California, San Francisco


051 "Diagnostic Entanglements and Medical Pluralization in Southeastern Bechuanaland, 1945 1966." Julie Livingston, New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University-Newark


054 "Tribal Dispensaries: Networks of Medicines and Patronage in Colonial Tanganyika."  Patrick Malloy, UCLA


296 "Blood, Bodies, and Technologies:  Medical Testing in Spanish Colonial Equatorial Guinea." Rosa Medina-Doménech, Universdad de Granada


241 "Access to Essential Medicines, Public Research, and New Trade Regimes with Africa" Kristin Peterson, Rice University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session:  Built Environments


328 "Building Bikes Back In: How Traffic Engineers Decide How to Build Bicycle Lanes." Kelly Moore, Columbia University


190 "The Role of Users in Public Transport Innovation. The Case of Self-service in the Amsterdam Tramways." Roel Nahuis and Ruud Smits, University of Utrecht


198 "Crafts and Drafts in Architecture Practices: Making Buildings with Foam." Albena Yaneva, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte


086 "Building a Better Bus: Steering Technical Change for Social Ends." Jason W. Patton, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                                   


027 "Techniques of Dissidence and Technologies of Power: The Case of the Canal du Midi." Chandra Mukerji, University of California, San Diego


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Thematic Stream: Science and Selves, Part 1 of 4

Organizers: Wenda Bauchspies, Pennsylvania State University and Gary Downey, Virginia Tech

Session: Impacts Within?

Chair: Wenda Bauchspies, Pennsylvania State University


142 "Worlds and Anti-worlds of Development: The Politics of Developmental Science." Dimitris Papadopoulos, Free University of Berlin


344 "IT and Identity: Reconstructing Patient Positions through Electronic Record Systems." Irma van der Ploeg, Erasmus University Rotterdam


146 "My Baby is a Tumor? Parental (Re)Constructions of In Utero Subjectivity in High Risk Twin Gestations." Deborah Blizzard, Rochester Institute of Technology


243 "Traumatized Selves: Some Unintended Consequences of the Women's Health Movement." Linda Layne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Pads, Parts and Pedagogy: Regulating Rhetoric and Reproduction


223 "Reproducing Depression: Pedagogy of Psychiatry Legitimates Woman's Madness." Kristin Paige Shook, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


 224 "Guardians of Amaterasu: Mythology, Reproduction and Automata."  Colin Beech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


225  "From Girl to Young Woman:  Menstrual Hygiene and the Fear of Adolescent Reproduction." Sharra Vostral, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Discussant: Pierrette K. Jamison, Eli Lilly Corporation


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Bodies


141 "Appropriating Science and Medicine in the Fight Against Female Circumcision: A Science Studies & Postcolonial Feminist Perspective." Wairim Ngar Iya Njambi, Florida Atlantic University


132 "The Construction of Sexual Bimorphism and Heterosexuality in the Animal Kingdom." Kirsten Smilla Ebeling, Technische Universität Braunschweig


431 "Augmented Bodies and Behavior Bias Interfaces." Ana Viseu, University of Toronto


064 "A Gift of Life, Spare Parts, and a Relay of Life: Perceptions of Organ Transplantation in Japan contrasted with those of Anglo- Americans." Kaori Sasaki, Lancaster University


312 "Assessments’ Work: Professionally Adequate and Accountable Treatment of Patients in Breast Screening." Roger Slack, Mark Hartswood, Rob Procter, University of Edinburgh and Mark Rouncefield, Lancaster University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Hidden Product Design, the Environment and Citizen

Organizer and Chair: Alastair Iles, University of California, Berkeley


405 "Black Boxing Architectural Lighting Systems." Daniel Glaser, University of California, Berkeley


355 "Consuming Products, Designing Products: What’s Democratic?" Alastair Iles, University of California, Berkeley


357 "Rise of the Sport-Utility-Fridge." Reuben Deumling, University of California, Berkeley


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Science, Technology and Globalization, Part 1 of 2

Organizer and Chair:  David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


009 "On Technology Design and Globalization Processes." David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


010 "Peering Through the Gates in Los Angeles: Globalization, Technology, and Exclusion in Public Education." Torin Monahan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


011 "'Brains Over Brawn': (En)gendering Economic Development and the 'New Economy' in Kentucky." Jenrose Fitzgerald, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


012 "Community Developments, Global Connections, and Technological Designs." Natasha Lettis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


458 "Science at the Periphery."  Ysbelet Lobo and Conceição da Costa, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brasil.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Standardization


185 "Mediating Discourses and the Quest for Standards:  An Analysis of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments." Annemarie Harrod, Belmont University


377 "Governing Smog: Standards and the Regulation of Air Pollution." Joshua Dunsby, University of California, San Francisco


143 "Creating Legitimacy out of Conflict: The Evolution of the Modern Clinical Trial." Maya Ponte, University of California, San Francisco


319 "Flexibility and Standardization of CO2 Pollution Permits." Stephen Zehr, University of Southern Indiana


080 "Negotiating for the Creation of Uniformity: Rapeseed Research in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1996." Keiko Tanaka, University of Kentucky


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  8:30-10:15

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Biotechnology


221 "Japanese STS Approach To GMOs: Multi-Angle Socio-Political And Cultural-Economical Analysis Of Bio-Techno-Science In The East Asian Context." Hideto Nakajima, Tokyo Institute of Technology


440 "Biotechnology: 'Miracle' or 'Monoculture'? Maria Powell, University of Wisconsin-Madison


028  "Beyond GM? Assessing Functional Genomics and Marker-Assisted Selection in the Discursive Struggle Over Plant Biotechnology." Frederick H. Buttel, University of Wisconsin, Madison


148 "Biotechnology and the Prospects for Scientific Communication." Leah A. Lievrouw, University of California, Los Angeles




SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Thematic Stream: The North/South Divide in STS (Part 7 of 7)

Organizer: Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University

Session: Theorizing the Post-colonial in STS

Chair:  Adele Clarke, University of California, San Francisco


412 "Hybridity, Indigeneity, Emergence: Concepts for a Postcolonial STS?" Claudia Castaneda, Lancaster University


387 "Colonial Legacies and the Postcolonial Predicament: The Case of Modern India." Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts


 452 "Theorizing the Post-Colonial In STS." Evelynn Hammonds, MIT


236 "Possibilities for a Postcolonial Science Studies: Incommensurability in Pickering and Galison." Srikanth Mallavarapu, State University of New York, Stony Brook


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session:  Author Meets Critics: Lily Kay, Who Wrote the Book of Life: A History of the Genetic Code

Organizers: Michael Fischer, MIT and Edward Hackett, Arizona State University


Participants: Joan Fujimura, University of Wisconsin (Madison); Hannah Landecker, Rice University; Leah Lievrouw, UCLA; Hans-Joerg Rheinberger, Max Planck Institute, Berlin; Tim Lenoir, Stanford University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Thematic Stream: Science and Selves, Part 2 of 4

Organizers: Wenda Bauchspies, Pennsylvania State University and Gary Downey, Virginia Tech

Session: Boundaries Around and Through?

Chair: Gary Downey, Virginia Tech


435 "Creating Experts and Novices in a Laboratory Community." Robert C. Swieringa, Albion College


215 "Credentialing Up: False Claims and True Believers in the Creation of the Fraudulent Self." Anne Gatensby, Concordia University


444 "What Price Beauty?: Minds (?), Emotions (?) and Selves (?)." Wenda Bauschpies, The Pennsylvania State University and Susan Leigh Star, University of California at San Diego


427 "Languages of Risk; Decision Making Selves: The Indigenous/Lay/Expert Divide Reconsidered." Barbara Bodenhorn, Cambridge University


016 "The Obligation to Know; the Duty to Protect: On the Complex Moral Life of the International Relations Scholarly Community." Rhona Leibel, Metropolitan State University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Actor Network Theory and Other Possibilities


156  "Selfish Genes, Treacherous Bacteria:  Concepts of Non-Human Agency in Evolutionary Biology and Science & Technology Studies." Hajo Greif, Technische Universität Darmstadt,


422 "A Crossroad of Histories: An Activity Theoretical Perspective to Infrastructure Development Work."  Jonna Kangasoja, University of Helsinki


XXX  "Agential Realism and the Material-Semiotics of Environmental "Problems": A Sociology of Hybrids and the Case of MTBE."  Christopher Oliver, Michigan State University


003 "An Ecology of Knowledge: Methodological Advances in the Integration of Institutional Context and Scientific and Engineering Practice." Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


352 "Technology, Territory and Terror."  Trond Undheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Scientific Collaborations


058 "IT Use to Cultivate Collaboration with Virtual Teams." Pnina Shachaf, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Noriko Hara, Indiana University


286 "Patterns of Scientific Research Collaboration in South America." Isabel Bortagaray, Georgia Institute of Technology


434 "Geophysical and Sociocultural Factors in International Collaboration." Kumju Hwang, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine


342 "How do Linux Communities Change in Adapting to a Market Economy?" Reijo Miettinen and Jussi Silvonen, University of Helsinki


382 "On the Notion of a Network." Kai Eriksson, University of Helsinki


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Interdisciplinarity


079 "Organization of Research Laboratories: The Scientific Interdisciplinary Productivity."

Thuc Uyen NGUYEN THI, Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée, Strasbourg


162 "Mediating Knowledge Networking through an On-line Communication Infrastructure with an Interdisciplinary Science Research Community." Denice Fischer-Fortier and Philip Bell, University of Washington


208 "Creating Connections in Multidisciplinary Problem-Focused Research." Rich Gazan, University of California, Los Angeles


325 "The Demise of Disciplinarity." Paul Forman, Smithsonian Institutions


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Science, Technology and Globalization, Part 2 of 2

Organizer: David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


013 "From London to New Delhi to Madras: Globalization, Pharmaceuticals, and Secret Remedies." Gary Hausman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


015 "Saving the Planet in the Twenty-First Century: Explaining the Rise of the Anti-Corporate Globalization Movement." Steve Breyman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


365 "The Textual Rhetoric of Numbers." Benoit Godin, University of Quebec


 049 "Welfare Reform as Neoliberal Intervention." Kate Boyer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


XXX "Neo-Liberalism and Globalizing Public Health: Singularities, Aggregates, and Arts

of Government in Tobacco Control." Roddey Reid, University of California, San Diego


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Classification


038 "When Categories Collide: Haplotypes, Bureaucracy, and the Configuration of

Race and Ethnicity in the United States." Jonathan Kahn, University of Minnesota


380 "Dyscalculia: The Emergence of A Disability." Tamar Posner, University of California, Berkeley


006  "Naming the World: Taxonomic Discoveries among Professional Mycologists." Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University


050 "Visualizing Race:  The Use Of Medical Images to Assert Difference." Kelly Joyce, The College of William and Mary


311 "Bioinformatics Between Race and Cluster: Populations, Habits, and Ethics in Genetics of Addiction." Michael Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  10:45-12:30

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Information Technologies


345 "Conceptualizing Information Technology: Trends and Issues." Steve Sawyer and Wendy Bauchspies, Pennsylvania State University


247 "Critical Perspectives in the Knowledge Management Literature." Noriko Hara and Rob Kling, Indiana University


021 "Health Information: Rights and Wrongs."  Jacque-Lynne Schulman, National Library of Medicine/Virginia Tech


046 "DNA Databanks and the Control Society." Kelly A. Gates, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


129 "Prerequisites of Effective Database Practices." Ingemar Bohlin, University of Gothenburg





SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  12:30-2:00

Oak Room

Open Roundtable: Launching Your Career in Science and Technology Studies

Participants:  Ed Hackett, Arizona State University (organizer and moderator);  Wiebe Bijker, University of Maastricht; Pablo Boczkowski, MIT; David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rachelle Hollander, Keith Benson and/or John Perhonis, NSF; Michael Lynch, Cornell University; Rosalind Williams, MIT


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Session: Economic Practices and Processes


337 "Performing Accountabilities. Rethinking Boundary Work for Economic Policymaking."  Margot van der Sman, Erasmus University Rotterdam


306 "Talking About Money: Economics, Politics and the Public Understanding of Science." Robert Evans, Cardiff University


258 "Measuring National Sustainability: U.S. and Canadian Efforts to Green the GDP." Karen M. Bandhauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison


164 "Electronic Markets: The Colonization of the Lifeworld by Technological Systems." Ian Graham, University of Edinburgh


423 "The Epistemics of Information." Karin Knorr Cetina, Princeton University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session: Recasting the Medical Patient


179 "Patients as Partners in a Biomedical Research Project." Norma Morris, Brian Balmer and Jeremy Hebden, University College London


144 "At the Edge of the Unknown: Framing the Experimental Patient." Maya Ponte, University of California, San Francisco


334 "Palm to Palm or Face to Face? The Importance of Personal Encounters in the Hospital." Line Melby, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


384 "Take-off and Landing in Anaesthesia: Frontiers of Expertise." Maggie Mort, Lancaster University


048 "Patient Organizations and the Internet: the Emergence of New Knowledge Practices?" Nelly Oudshoorn, University Twente


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Thematic Stream: Science and Selves, Part 3 of 4

Organizers: Wenda Bauchspies, Pennsylvania State University and Gary Downey, Virginia Tech

Session: Repositioning Researchers

Chair: Wenda Bauchspies, Pennsylvania State University


155 "Interdisciplinarity, Integration, and Identity." Jill Lazenby, University of Toronto


110 "Nomadic Careers and the Construction of Scientific Selves: A Report from the Glass Dome Project." Olga Kuchinskaya and Susan Leigh Star, University of California, San Diego


087 "Flexible Engagement and Open Questions." Peter Taylor, University of Massachusetts,



242 "Code-switching and the Pedagogical Self in Science Studies." Gary Downey, Virginia Tech


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Transitions and Transformations from Carbon-Based Practices to Sustainable Energy Hybrids, Part 1 of 2

Organizer: Knut H. Sorensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


170 "Ethics, Codes and Culture: How Green Building Activism has Resulted in Either Prescriptive or Performance Building Codes." Kathryn Henderson, Texas A&M University


424 "Designing Low Energy Buildings." Gry Kongsli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


341 "Between Energy Efficiency Policy and Architecture: The Lack of Boundary Objects." Marianne Ryghaug, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


293 "In Pipes or Pails?: The Construction of Economical Arguments." Jøran Solli,

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


107 "The 'Research Con': The Political Use of Science to Protect the Status Quo." Franz Foltz, Rochester Institute of Technology


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Universities in the Information Age


115 "IT and University Work: Opportunity Structures, Power Process, and Legitimacy." Jennifer L. Croissant, University of Arizona


116 "Information Technology: Challenging 'Right to Privacy' on College Campuses." Gary A. Cruz and Lisa A. Tarsi, University of Arizona


359 "The OECD's Manifesto for a Knowledge Economy." Pierre Milot, University of Quebec (Montreal) and Mathieu Albert, University of Toronto


369 "Towards Understanding Technology Adoption: An Integrated Model." M. Lovetta James, University of North Carolina


413 "Why Nanoscientists Can Move the World by Atoms?" Tsai-Hsuan Ku, National Tsing-Hua Univ. Taiwan


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Science (Studies) and Policy (Studies): Informing International Environmental Policy Making

Organizer: Jim Dratwa, Harvard University

Chair: Clark Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison


271 "Traceability as a Regulatory Chimera?: Pollution Risks and New EU Food Safety Policies." Javier Lezaun, Cornell University


279 "How Ideas Come To Matter: Collective Experimentations With Europe And The Precautionary Principle." Jim Dratwa, Harvard University


358 "Risky Business, Redux:  A Love-Fest among the Chemical Industry, Environmental NGOs, and the EPA?" Arthur Daemmrich, Chemical Heritage Foundation and Alastair Iles, University of California, Berkeley


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Science, Race and Ethnicity


362 "The Y Chromosome and the Visible Constitution of Jewish Identity in a Southern African Tribe." Martha Poon, University of California, San Diego


310 "Affirmative Action in a Genomic Age?  The Case of the Human Genome Diversity Project." Jennifer Reardon, Cornell University


171 "The Genetics of Inequality: Racialized Diabetes Knowledge from the US/Mexico Border."  Michael J. Montoya, Stanford University/University of Wisconsin


291 "DC's Black Postal Workers and Anthrax: Multiple Failures of Health Care." Anne Pollock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


145 "Metallic Blues:  Cautious Approaches to Race, Racism, and Ethnicity in STS." Ramón Solórzano, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Oak Room (n=100)

Session: Science and Military Matters


147 "Search and Recovery of the History of the U.S. Army Central Identification

Laboratory." Christopher McDermott, US Army Central Identification Laboratory, Hickam AFB


284 "The Militarization of Inner Space." Jackie Orr, Syracuse University


324 "From Dr. Qian Xue-sen to Dr. Wen Ho Lee: Racial Profiling and Political Paranoia in S&E." Ling-chi Wang, University of California, Berkeley


127 "A Origin Story for Modern Computing:  Feynman and Frankel in Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1943-1945." Denise Rall, Southern Cross University (Australia)


248 "The Atomic Bomb and the Idea of Scientific Vocation." Charles Thorpe, Cardiff University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  2:00-3:45

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Scientific Careers


168 "Projectors in the Scientific Revolution: The Case of William Petty." William Lynch, Wayne State University


211 "Is Social Location an Epistemic Asset?" K. Brad Wray, State University of New York Oswego


420 "Scientific Genius and the Structure of Change in American Science and the Public Sphere." Pam Stello, University of California, Berkeley


441 "Does Mobility Turn into Permanent Migration?" Grit Laudel, Australian National University


244 "The Career of William Carlos Williams." Carol Reeves, Butler University




SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Wright Ballroom A (n=130)

Session:  Scientific Controversies


088 "The Whiptail Lizard Reconsidered." Miriam Solomon, Temple University


439 "On the Politics of the Technical in Synchrotron Science:  Physicists, Biologists and the Absorption." Park Doing, Cornell University


069 "Sociobiology and the Current New Right’s Discourse." Julio Munoz-Rubio, National Autonomous University of Mexico.


298 "When is Science." Harry Collins, Cardiff University


182 "The Subjectivity of Scientists and the Bayesian Approach." S. James Press, University of California at Riverside and Judith M. Tanur, State University of New York-Stony Brook


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Wright Ballroom B (n=120)

Session: Social Interactions in the Production of Epidemiology

Organizer: Peter Taylor, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Chair: Peter Taylor, University of Massachusetts-Boston


030 "The Production of Credibility in the Epidemiology of 'Difference': Race, Class, and Sex/Gender in Cardiovascular Disease." Janet K. Shim, University of California, San Francisco


026 "Locating Gene-Environment Interaction." Sara Shostak, University of California, San Francisco


031 "Genes, Gestation, and Life Experience: 'Environment' Resurgent in the Age of DNA?"

Peter Taylor, University of Massachusetts-Boston


033 "Modeling Epidemics." Olga Amsterdamska, University of Amsterdam


039 "Does HIV Cause AIDS? Defending Thabo Mbeki." Albert G. Mosley, Smith College


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Wright Ballroom C (n=130)

Thematic Stream: Science and Selves, Part 4 of 4

Organizers: Wenda Bauchspies, Pennsylvania State University and Gary Downey, Virginia Tech

Session:  Scientific and Other Identities

Chair:  Gary Downey, Virginia Tech


294 "Locating, Negotiating, Transforming: At Work in a Neurobiology Lab." Chris Ganchoff, University of California, San Francisco


302 "The Muffled Voice: Hacker Lessons about Online Freedom and Privacy." Gabriella Coleman, University of Chicago


304 "Embodiments of Competence: Women of Color in Physics." Maria (Mia) Ong, Wellesley College


109 "Making National Science and Nationalized Selves in Russia." Amy Ninetto, New York University


177 "The Scientist as Traitor: Wen Ho Lee, Klaus Fuchs, and the New Cold War." Hugh Gusterson, MIT        


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Walker Room (n=120)

Session: Transitions and Transformations from Carbon-Based Practices to Sustainable Energy Hybrids, Part 2 of 2

Organizer: Knut H. Sorensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


421 "Power Games." Donna Green, University of California, Berkeley


277 "Windfall Profits? The Growth Strategies of Norwegian Wind Power Companies."  Jorund Buen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


308 "Wind Power Without Power?" Robert Bye, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


390 "Shaping Sustainable Energy Technologies and Use." Ulrik Jørgensen, Technical University of Denmark


309 "The Norwegian Gas Power Plant Discussion: A Romantic Agora in Three Voices." Robert Naess, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Mitchell Room (n=120)

Session: Modelling


111 "Simulations, Integrated Assessments, and the Management of Realism." Sergio Sismondo, Queen's University


415 "The Methodological Politics of Game Theory." Daniel Breslau, Virginia Tech


332 "Early Developments of Climate Science and Politics." Sang-Hyun Kim, University of Edinburgh


437 "Technoecologism and the Social Construction of Environmental Stakeholder Interests." Katie Vann, University of California, San Diego


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

MacArthur Room (n=80)

Session: Making the 'Global' Out of the 'Local': Forestry and Botany in Colonial and Contemporary India

Organizer: Minakshi Menon, McGill University


402 "Knowledge Hybrids and Alternative Modernities: A Historical Perspective." Ravi Rajan, University of California, Santa Cruz


389 "Oriental Order: 'Asiatick Jones,' European Linnaeus and the Making of an Indian Botany." Minakshi Menon, McGill University


386 "Hybrid Vigor? Native Plants and the Politics of Purity." Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Juneau Room (n=100)

Session: Forecasting Loss, Forecasting Gain: The Technological Mediation of Chance


379 "The Speculator's Equipment." Caitlin Zaloom, University of California, Berkeley


385 "Risk and the Constitution of Legal Expertise in Megan's Law." Ron Levi, American Bar Foundation/Northwestern University


411 "Slot Machines and the Technological Management of Chance." Natasha Schull, University of California, Berkeley


186 "Certainty and Predictability in Medicine." Raphael Sassower, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


Discussant: Richard Mitchell, Oregon State University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Oak Room (n=100)

Session:  Sites for Scientific Work, Part 2 of 2: Lab and Field


443 "The Place of Research in the Monarch Butterfly Controversy."  Christopher Henke, Colgate University


207 "Strangeness and Uncertainty at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis." John N. Parker, Edward J. Hackett, David Conz and Jonathon Bashford, Arizona State University


216 "Frozen Text: Reading Travel Accounts of Some Early South Pole Explorers." Aant Elzinga, University of Goteborg


053 "Positioning on Ice: The Polar Continental Shelf Project and the Practices of High Arctic Field Science." Richard Powell, University of Cambridge


159 "Experimental Life Sciences In Situ: The Development of Physiological Laboratories, 1850 1914." Henning Schmidgen, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 4:15-6:00

Kilbourn Room (n=100)

Session: Science Studies and Legal Practice

Organizers: Gary Edmond, University of New South Wales and David S. Caudill, Washington and Lee University


099 "Judging Metascience: Legal Citations of Science Studies, Accommodation Appropriation or Inoculation?' Dr. David Mercer, University of Wollongong


098 "Re-directing the Cross-examination of Scientists." Gary Edmond, University of New South Wales


081 "Depositions of Scientific Experts as Ethnography: Description, Critique, or Validation of Science?" David S. Caudill, Washington and Lee University


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 6:00-7:00

Oak Room

4S Business Meeting


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 6:30-7:15

Crystal Ballroom Foyer

Cash Bar


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002 7:15-9:00

Crystal Ballroom

4S Banquet (ticket required)


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2002  9:00 on

place to be announced

Students of 4S:  Party