Oct 30 2023
In this post, Mariana Pitta Lima and Bethânia Almeida aim to explore initial reflections from an STS perspective on the production of science in epidemiology and data for health research in Brazil. They suggest that STS can deepen critical reflection on the production of research involving the relationship between population data and health outcomes in specific studies that explore how "the social" enacts on health and disease.
Jul 10 2023
In this blog post, art historian Srđan Tunić shares his research process in investigating the artworks of scientific illustrator Mary Foley Benson.
Jul 3 2023
Marina Fontolan briefly describes the objectives and ongoing activities of a transnational project (ENDURE) that examines the short- and long-term consequences of Covid-19 from a comparative perspective that draws upon historical, sociological, political science, media studies, and cultural research.
May 22 2023
In this blog post, Vishal Nyayapathi reflects on the process of collaboratively preparing a text for publication in pandemic times. They invite further discussion around moments when the task of editing conflicts with a desire to refuse declaring what ought to be.
May 8 2023
The editors of Natural Things in Early Modern Worlds offer a window into the process of creating an edited volume that draws together historians and designers.
Mar 23 2023
Rey Tiquia describes the challenges for those trying to live according to local space, local time and local culture, while dominated by abstract, universalizing and modernistic temporal systems such as the Gregorian calendar. He offers a possibility of creating a local and situated interpretation of a time system that synchronizes the Traditional Chinese Calendar (TCC) with the Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
Dec 12 2022
In this post, Felipe Fernández shows how the crumbling water infrastructure in Buenaventura, a Colombian port-city, fuels and reproduces mechanisms of marginalization and exclusion.
Dec 5 2022
Labor Tech Research Network (LTRN) is a community of people dedicated to analyzing issues of labor and technology from an anti-racist, feminist, and transnational perspective. This blog post provides a history of LTRN’s formation and outlines their critical research on labor and technology.
Oct 28 2022
This article investigates how Kenyan farmers' storage of potatoes follows a market logic of speculation and profit-maximization. Contrary to capitalist theories of modernization, this does not lead to better and safer food available for consumers but allows mould and rot to thrive.
Jun 13 2022
In this post, members of the action-research project, Data Against Feminicide, discuss the emotional burden of producing feminicide data. They also share how collaborating collectively can make gender-related violence visible and draw attention to the lack of official data. This is a bilingual post (Available in Español and English).