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2019-20 Colloquium Series

The Science Studies Colloquium Series takes place every Monday of the quarter from 12:15p-1:45p in Room 3027, Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Muir College campus, unless noted otherwise.

A reception for the colloquium speaker takes place before the talk from 11:45p-12:15p in Room 3005, Humanities & Social Sciences Building.

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Fall Quarter 2019

September 30, 2019

Science Studies Program Meeting

SSP faculty and students only


October 7, 2019

OPEN

 
 

October 14, 2019

John Cheney-Lippold

Associate Professor, Department of American Culture
University of Michigan

Accidents Happen: The Ontological Difference in Statistics and Algorithmics

Catherine Malabou writes of the accident as an “explosive transformation,” the becoming of “someone else, an absolute other, someone who will never be reconciled with them selves again.”

In this talk, I will explore several instances of what we can call “accidental transformations”— the use of statistics to invalidate the signature of a multimillion dollar will, the use of statistics to objectify racial categories in the case of People vs. Collins, and the accidental algorithmics that led to the lethal collision of a Tesla autonomous driving vehicle—to demonstrate how statistics and algorithms are fundamentally transformative, resulting in the production of an epistemic other, a “someone else” that escapes our own metaphysical assumptions. This escape forces us to take into account the accidental nature of statistics and algorithmics, the ontological incommensurability between our world, a world of perception, and its statistical/algorithmic cousin, a world of calculation. Ultimately, this lecture will aim to productively reorient many of the pressing questions and debates being had in terms of algorithmic bias, ethics, and ideas of justice.
 

October 21, 2019

Travis Chamberlain

PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy & Science Studies
UC San Diego 

The Pragmatist Commitment to Non-Commensurable Capabilities: Balancing Decision-Making Usefulness of Capabilities Indices Against their Distortionary Measurements

Many contemporary capabilities measures aggregate or completely rank sets of indicators.  Call such measures “Capabilities-Based Index Measures” (CBIMs).  Capabilities approach founders Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum hold that different kinds of well-being values are intrinsically non-commensurable (1987, 1992, 2005, 2009, 2011), meaning different kinds of well-being indicators cannot be completely aggregated or ranked along a single scale.  Because they do not cohere with the non-commensurability of well-being values, CBIMs are at least significantly distortionary.  And yet CBIMs continue to be widely used.  Why is this?  
Inasmuch as CBIMs can point to a specific context and purpose, they may have justification for transgressing non-commensurability of well-being values. Capabilities measures that rank entire populations against one another in a spirit of determining how to award aid may have a justification for treating CBIM rankings as competitive scores, similar to scores given in athletic competitions like figure skating or decathlons.  However, we should be wary of the obtuseness of such measures.  For example, sensitivity analysis of different permutations of weightings of the Human Development Index HDI problematically shows significant shifts in aggregated rankings. And yet, sensitivity analysis of the multidimensional poverty index (MPI) that aggregates capabilities deprivations instead of individual capabilities (the HDI) shows less significant shifts in rankings.  Perhaps because capabilities deprivations cluster, MPI rankings less problematically transgress non-commensurability of well-being values than do HDI rankings.  These examples highlight how contemporary well-being measures balance coherent measurement system representations and operationalizations against context and purpose-relevant usefulness. 

 


October 28, 2019

Morana Alac

Associate Professor, Department of Communication & Science Studies
UC San Diego

Talking to a Toaster: On noticing the opening-with-the-word in everyday interactions with digital voice assistants

Discussions of the problematic relationship between AI and society have recently only heightened. These discussions, nevertheless, remain partial until they take into account how we live AI technologies in unremarkable circumstances of our everyday. In arguing for the importance of such a noticing, this talk centers on pedagogical efforts toward practicing it in the context of the internet-of-things and associated digital voice assistants (DVAs). Designed as conversation-oriented devices, DVAs strongly manifest their incompleteness in that they need other voices. Paying attention to that orientation at an embodied scale of analysis brings up our involvement in an interactional production, while it also manifests its reciprocal character. This resists the return to the individual that more often transpires from the discussions of the problematic relationship between AI and society, and to think through it, I engage distributed cognition and extended mind hypothesis. However, in directing the focus on a conjoint involvement in talk across human-nonhuman divide, I suggest not only going beyond psychological explanations, but also beyond instrumentalist reasoning that conceives of these machines as primarily convenient tools that can extend our cognition. Tracing the achieved quality of bodies and environments—two constitutive elements of DVA technology—points out just how the self in the context of the voiced AI importantly derives from openings between humans and machines in interactional scenes they are a part of, while it also articulates the noticing of these openings as an engaged act.
 

November 4, 2019

Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Science Studies
UC San Diego

Making Markets: Stories of Technologies, Knowledge, and Invisibility

In this talk, I will address the question of how markets come to happen. As I will argue, markets emerge not only through propensities to 'truck, barter, and exchange' but also through the invisible work of sociotechnical agents that make the devices of transactions possible. I will illustrate this with two cases. The first concerns the automation of the London Stock Exchange, characterized by the work of lowly engineers that, with time, sweat, and persistence, transformed the way finance was done in Britain. The second case concerns a market we know all too well: the market for academic labor. By exploring how market-like devices have reshaped the British social scientists, I will highlight how willful ignorance and vocational calls contribute to the marketization of knowledge, academia, and our professional souls.

 


November 11, 2019

No Colloquium

Veterans Day Holiday

 

November 18, 2019

Thomas Conner

PhD Candidate, Department of Communication & Science Studies
UC San Diego

The Augmented Reality of Modernity: A Pepper’s Ghost Story

Since the digital resurrection of Tupac Shakur at a 2012 music festival, other deceased pop stars (e.g., Roy Orbison, Ronnie James Dio, Whitney Houston) have returned to concert stages. These events are multimedia social spectacles framed with futuristic discourses implying that they are “new” media, yet the technology producing each of them is a barely altered form of a 19th-century stage illusion called Pepper’s Ghost. Based on a simple optical illusion, Pepper’s Ghost was presented theatrically throughout Europe and the United States in the mid-1800s, often to public sensation. But it was not originally invented for narrative entertainment or even spiritualist séances. Its namesake, John Henry Pepper, was a chemist and a popular lecturer at a London science museum, the Royal Polytechnic Institution, where he developed the ghost illusion to proselytize for a particular strain of European modernity. Pepper’s goal was not to summon a ghost but to reveal that image as the product of superior science.
In this talk, I historicize the development and usage of Pepper’s Ghost as a boundary object—an object liminally situated between science and entertainment, amusement and instruction, and rational inquiry and superstition—in order to demonstrate how this techno-spiritualist spectacle supported the Polytechnic’s ideological programming. I will consider how the 21st-century revival of the illusion continues to promote discourses of technoscientific superiority over not only life but death. I will conclude by reflecting on the benefits of connecting media and cultural studies to STS perspectives.

  


November 25, 2019

Matthew Shindell

Curator, Planetary Science and Exploration, Space History Department
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

The Life and Science of Harold C Urey: A Biography of Cold War Science

Harold C. Urey (1893–1981) was one of the most famous American scientists of the twentieth century. Born in rural Indiana, his evolution from small-town farm boy to scientific celebrity made him a symbol and spokesman for American scientific authority. Because he rose to fame alongside the prestige of American science, the story of his life reflects broader changes in the social and intellectual landscape of twentieth-century America. In his new biography of the chemist, Matthew Shindell shines new light on Urey’s struggles and achievements in an exploration of the science, politics, and society of the Cold War era. From Urey’s orthodox religious upbringing to his death in 1981, Shindell follows the scientist through nearly a century of American history: his discovery of deuterium and heavy water earned him the Nobel Prize in 1934, his work on the Manhattan Project helped usher in the atomic age, he initiated a generation of American scientists into the world of quantum physics and chemistry, and he took on the origin of the Moon in NASA’s lunar exploration program. Despite his success, however, Urey had difficulty navigating the nuclear age. In later years he lived in the shadow of the bomb he helped create, plagued by the uncertainties unleashed by the rise of American science and unable to reconcile the consequences of scientific progress with the morality of religion.
 

December 2, 2019

Joan Donovan

Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project 2019
Harvard Kennedy School- Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy  

What is Media Manipulation?

Journalists face a barrage of information and they must make choices about which stories to cover based on available source materials. Some stories, though, are just that, stories. Our research maps and tracks attempts by “media manipulators” to influence journalists and bait them into picking up false stories. During breaking news events, media manipulators act quickly to establish their narratives by creating and seeding content in order to trick journalists into covering specific highly politicized wedge issues. Manipulators often rely on the speed and ubiquity of social media, which has quickened the pace of news, to make wide scale distribution of polarizing hoaxes possible. Manipulation campaigns are planned and executed across multiple platforms online simultaneously in an effort to capture a wide audience of both everyday users and to ensnare journalists. Broadly, we refer to these tactics as “source hacking,” a versatile set of techniques for feeding false information to journalists, investigators, and the general public during breaking news events or across highly polarized wedge issues. In this paper, we examine four different methods of "source hacking" and show how media manipulators rely on the specific affordances of sociotechnical platforms to surface false information and consequently sway and/or set media agendas. While most journalists are trained to spot savvy public relations, promotional content, and to avoid publishing propaganda, in this networked media environment, hoaxes assume new forms and often mask themselves as social movements. In order for journalists to effectively spot and debunk these hoaxes, theory and methods for addressing source hacking must be developed and widely disseminated across journalism schools and newsrooms.
 

December 9, 2019

No Colloquium

Finals Week

Winter Quarter 2020

January 6, 2020

Andrea Muehlebach

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Toronto

 

 

January 9-10, 2020

Evelynn Hammonds

Chair, Department of the History of Science

Harvard University

 

January 13, 2020

Science Studies Program Meeting

SSP faculty and students only

 

January 20, 2020

No Colloquium

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 

 
 

January 27, 2020

Carl Cranor

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
UC Riverside

 


February 3, 2020

Kyle Whyte

Timnick Chair in the Humanities
Associate Professor of Philosophy & Community Sustainability
Michigan State University

Indigenous Energy Justice

Indigenous energy systems have long traditions in the careful tending of landscapes to support ecological flows relating to areas such as water or soil composition. These systems were not just distinguished from carbon intensive energy systems based on drawing from different sources or reserves. They differed importantly on the very meaning of energy. Instead of energy being a facilitator of mobility, which only people who have access to such energy can harness, energy itself was more likely to be defined as the exercise of justice. In Anishinaabe traditions, for example, the mobility of societies to live according to seasons was among the key challenges people addressed philosophically and practically. Kin relations, which include moral qualities, such as consent, trust, and reciprocity, were considered to be essentially to the abilities of humans and non-humans to create and share energy. Energy is associated with fluidity, where fluidity is inseparable from these moral qualities, or kin relations. Each Indigenous peoples can tell its own stories about the nature of energy and their traditions of energy systems. I will argue that in the case of a quality like consent, it was built into the very understanding of energy, at least in some traditions I am familiar with. In the U.S. context, settler colonialism introduced conceptions of energy in which qualities like consent were entirely absent and largely seen as impediments to progress and the improvement of some humans' wealth, independence, health, and sophistication. The establishment and maintenance of settler energy systems involves ecosystem transformation, infrastructural development, cultural formations, and legal and policy doctrines that undermine certain kin relations. But insofar as materials, such as infrastructure, or policies, such as environmental impact assessment, are seen as means for generating energy, then questions of justice largely turn on issues of who has access to energy and can afford to use it.
 

February 10, 2020

Olivia Weisser

Associate Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts
University of Massachusetts Boston

Poxed and Ravished Bodies in the Eighteenth Century

Inspections of the body’s most intimate surfaces were crucial to rape cases in eighteenth-century England. Medical experts, namely female midwives, evaluated bruises, lacerations, and stretched skin for evidence of abuse. This talk examines a curious pattern in 59 of these cases: a tendency to place the poxed body rather than the ravished body center stage. These cases re-framed the focus of inquiry from rape to disease at nearly every step, from accounts of discovering rape at home to inspections of bodies and clothes in the courtroom. This talk attempts to explain this phenomenon, arguing that the focus on disease made rape easier to communicate, convict, and condemn. The disease provided a morally loaded language for talking about otherwise unspeakable crimes. And perhaps most importantly, it provided tangible, if contested, evidence of rape that could be evaluated on the skin – evidence that rested on the testimony of male as opposed to female medical experts.
 

February 17, 2020 

No Colloquium

Presidents' Day Holiday

 

February 24, 2020

Margaret Schabas

Professor, Department of Philosophy
The University of British Columbia

“On the Cautious Observation of Everyday Life”: Hume and the Science of Economics 

David Hume not only contributed significantly to economic theory, particularly on money and trade,
but also devised important insights on the scientific standing of economics as part of his broader
project to devise the “science of man” based “on the cautious observation of everyday life.”
Surprisingly, Hume suggests that the core propositions in economics might prove more robust and
enduring than those in the physical sciences. When Hume devised these beliefs, the Newtonian
theory was still contested and there was good reason to be sceptical about its core propositions. My
talk will position Hume in this context and unpack his specific arguments for the scope and methods
of the science of commerce (economics). He devised a number of inferential tools to identify and
measure leading indicators such as the quantity of money or purchasing power parity. I will also
attend to Adam Smith’s essay on the History of Astronomy, drafted just as he befriended Hume circa
1750, that is remarkably prescient for its instrumental stance on Newton.
 

March 2, 2020

Natalie Porter

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Notre Dame
 

  


March 9, 2020

Nicolas Wey Gómez

Professor of History, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Caltech
 

 

 


March 16, 2019

No Colloquium

Finals Week

Spring Quarter 2020

March 30, 2020

Science Studies Program Meeting

SSP faculty and students only


April 4, 2020

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 


April 13, 2020

Sarah Shostak

Associate Professor of Sociology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP)
Brandeis University

  


April 20, 2020

Poyao Huang

PhD Candidate, Sociology & Science Studies
UC San Diego

 


April 27, 2020

Mary Morgan

Albert O. Hirschman Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics, Department of Economic History
London School of Economics and Political Science

 

 


May 4, 2020

Chad Valasek

PhD Candidate, Communication & Science Studies
UC San Diego

 


May 11, 2020

Kadija Ferryman

Researcher/Mozilla Fellow
Data & Society Research Institute

 


May 18, 2020

Sarah Sachs

Postdoctoral researcher, Science & Technology Studies
Cornell University

 


May 25, 2020

No Colloquium 

Memorial Day Observance

 


June 1, 2020

TBD


June 8, 2020

No Colloquium

Finals Week

  

Archive

2010s

2000s

2000-2001

Ricahrd Boyd, Cornell University
John Helly, SD Supercomputer Center
Thomas Dunlap, Texas A&M University
Larry Schneiderman, UC San Diego
Greg Bantick, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Rick Jonasse, UC San Diego
JoAnne Yates, MIT
Joseph Goguen, UC San Diego
Rogers Hollingsworh, University of Wisconsin
Peter Galison, Harvard University
James Fleming, Colby College
Scott Miles, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Region Earthquake Hazards Team
Jean Lave, UC Berkeley
Sandra Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh.
John Kadvany, Principal, Policy and Decision Science, Menlo Park
Helen Rozwadowski
Kaspar Elkildsen, Graduate student at Freie Universitat, Berlin.
Craig Callender, UC San Diego
Rick Grush
Fernando Elichirigoity, Long Island University
Lawance Badash, UC Santa Barbara
Peter Reill

2001-2002

Ed Hutchins, UC San Diego
Paul Churchland, UC San Diego
Chandra Mukerji, UC San Diego
Patricia Churchland, UC San Diego
Steven Quartz, Cal Tech
Geoffrey Bowker, UC San Diego
Benjamin Sims, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Michael Root, University of Minnesota
Helena Karasti, Visiting Post Doctoral Researcher
Linda Strauss, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Dominique Boullier, Universite' de Technologie
William Clark, UC San Diego Affiliate and NSF Scholar
Kasper Eskildsen, Freie Universitat
Robert Brain, Harvard University
Wenda Bauchspies, Penn State Univeristy
Aaron Mauck, UC San Diego
Evelyn Fox Keller, Cal Tech/MIT
David Kaiser, MIT
Assistant Professor, Program in Science, Technology, and
Richardson, University of British Columbia
Martha Poon, UC San Diego
Bruno Latour, Center de sociologie de 1novation at the Ecole nationale superieure de mines
Charles Briggs, UC San Diego
Warwick Anderson, UCSF

2002-2003

Robert Engler, UC San Diego
John Cloud, 2002 SIO Ritter Fellow and Cornell University
Michael Curry, UCLA
Caitlin Zaloom, Berkeley
Robert Kohler, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Rabinow, Berkeley
Steve Jackson, UC San Diego
Miriam Padolsky, UC San Diego
Cathryn Carson, UC Berkeley
Nancy Cartwright, UC San Diego/London School of Economics
Anat Leibler, UC San Diego
William Bechtel, UC San Diego
Norton Wise, UCLA
Derek Jensen, UC San Diego
Mauricio Suarez ,Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

2003-2004

Sigrid Schmalzer, UC San Diego
Jim Fleming, Colby College
Adele Clark, UCSF
Fran Berman, UC San Diego San Diego Supercomputer Center
Lisa Cartwright, UC San Diego
Jed Buchwald, Cal Tech
Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History
Sal Restivo, Harvey Mudd College
Robert Northcott, London School of Economics
Mary Morgan, London School of Economics
Grischa Metlay, UC San Diego
Ted Porter, UCLA
Andrew Hamilton, UC San Diego
Robert Nye, Oregon State University
Nadine Kozak, UC San Diego
Michael Bernstein, UC San Diego
Neil Thomason, University of Melbourne
Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Zara Mirmalek, UC San Diego Science Studies Program/History Department
Martin Rudwick, University of Cambridge, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, UC San Diego
Mordechai Feingold, Cal Tech
Ernan McMullin, Notre Dame
Jane Maienschein, Arizona State University
Bernard Lightman, York University
Carmel Finley, UC San Diego

2004-2005

Klaas van Berkel, University of Groningen
Michael Evans, UC San Diego
Matt Crawford, UC San Diego
Grace Davie, UC San Diego
Richard C.J. Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ron Rainger, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Patrick Carroll, UC Davis
Joel Braslow, UC San Diego
Jesse Richmond, UC San Diego
David Hollinger, UC Berkeley
Jonathan Erlen, University of Pittsburgh
James Griesemer, UC Davis
Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Indiana University
James Evans, University of Puget Sound
Natalie Jeremijenko, UC San Diego
Minakshi Menon, UC San Diego
Paul Hoyningen-Huene, University of Hanover (Germany)
Robert Westman, UC San Diego
Jessica Riskin, Stanford
John Beatty, University of British Columbia
Emily Thompson, UC San Diego
Paul Edwards, Michigan
Samuel Randalls, University of Birmingham (UK)
Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University
Joan Richards, Brown University
Martin Bunzl, Rutgers University
Ken Alder, Northwestern University
Stefan Timmermans, Harvard
Erich Conrad, UC San Diego
Monika Gisler, UCLA

2005-2006

Thomas Hughes, University of Pennsylvania
Simon Cole, UCI
Wendy Parker, UC San Diego
Maureen McNeill, University of Lancaster
Alison Wylie, University of Washington
Steve Luis, UC San Diego
Sophia Efstathiou, UC San Diego
Francis Longworth, University of Pittsburgh
Jon Guice, Green Mountain Engineering
F. Sherwood Rowland, UCI
Steve Huntsman, Naval Postgraduate School
Lesley Cormack, University of Alberta
Florence Millerand, UC San Diego
Robert F. Benjamin, Los Alamos Laboratory
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Kasper Eskildsen, UC San Diego
Erik Conway, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Tom Waidzunas, UC San Diego
Ray Chou, UC San Diego
Roger Bohn, UC San Diego
Lyn Headley, UC San Diego
Joan Cadden, UC Davis
Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard
Heather Flowe, UC San Diego
Christopher Smeenk, UCLA
Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science"
Dan Metlay, US Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Ev Meade, UC San Diego
John Heilbron, UC Berkeley
Pamela Long, Independent historian and Getty Scholar 2006-07

2006-2007

Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan
Joseph Gabriel, UC San Diego
Sarah S. Lochlann Jain, Stanford University
Laura Harkewicz, UC San Diego
Sean Cadigan, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Kwan Min Lee, University of Southern California
Steven Epstein, UC San Diego
Morana Alac, UC San Diego
Brian Lindseth, UC San Diego
Eric Martin, UC San Diego
Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University
Matt Shindell, UC San Diego
Alper Yalcinkaya, UC San Diego
Bruce T. Moran, University of Nevada at Reno
Roddey Reid, UC San Diego
Margaret Garber, California State University Fullerton
Katherine Ott, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Peter Galison, Harvard University
Andrea Westermann, Technikgeschichte der ETH Zurich
Elizabeth Dunn, University of Colorado
Emma Johnson, UC San Diego
Cynthia Schairer, UC San Diego
Simon Werrett, University of Washington
Daniel Garber, Princeton University
Lindley Darden, University of Maryland

2007-2008

James Tabery, University of Utah
Jennifer Terry, UC Irvine
Tal Golan, UC San Diego
Sonja D. Schmid, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Tiago Mata, Technical University of Lisbon and Duke University
Reviel Netz, Stanford University
Thomas S. Mullaney, Stanford University
Tal Golan, UC San Diego
Kaushik Sunder Rajan, UC Irvine
Daniel A. Alexandrov, European University at St. Petersburg
Nancy Cartwright, UC San Diego
Samuel Kline Cohn, Jr., University of Glasgow
Nick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago
Gregory T. Cushman, University of Kansas
Sharon Traweek, UCLA
Jennifer L. Mnookin, UCLA
Karen Barad, UC Santa Cruz
Ruth Schwartz Cowan, University of Pennsylvania
Charis Thompson, UC Berkeley
Akos Rona-Tas, UC San Diego
Chandra Mukerji, UC San Diego

2008-2009

2009-2010

 

2010-2011

Marisa Brandt, UC San Diego
Richard Boyd, Cornell; W.Christopher Boyd, UC Berkeley; and Barbara Koslowski, Cornell
Gina Neff, University of Washington
Kirsten Ostherr, Rice University
Chandra Mukerji, UC San Diego
Sarah de Rijcke, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
April Huff, UC San Diego
Matthew Bietz, University of Washington
Alexander Marr, USC
Werner Callebaut, University of Vienna
Ronald Numbers, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bastiann van Fraassen, San Francisco State University
Harun Kucuk, UC San Diego
Tanja Paulitz, Universitat Graz
Joseph Dumit, UC Davis
Elizabeth Petrick, UC San Diego
Joel Dimsdale, UC San Diego
Christopher Hitchcock, California Institute of Technology
Craig Callender, UC San Diego
Florence Hsia, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Carl Cranor, UC Riverside
Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, Weill Cornell Medical College
Karin Knorr-Cetina, University of Chicago
Hasok Chang, University of Cambridge

1990s

1997-1998

Steven Epstein, UC San Diego Sociology
Mara Harrell, UC San Diego Philosophy
Mark Hineline, UC San Diego History
Pauline Sargent, NSF
Margaret Garber, UC San Diego History
Allison Winter, California Institute of Technology
Marta Hanson, UC San Diego History
Diane Vaughan, Boston College
Stephen Toulmin, University of Southern California
Jim Moore, UC San Diego Anthropology
Chandra Mukerji, UC San Diego Sociology/Communication
Barbara Herrnstein-Smith, Duke University
Martin Rudwick, UC San Diego History
Ben Sims, UC San Diego Science Studies
Peter Dear, Cornell University
Joseph Gusfield, UC San Diego Sociology
Elizabeth Bates, UC San Diego Cognitive Science
Judith Halberstam, UC San Diego Literature
Shirley Strum, UC San Diego Anthropology
Adrian Cussins, UC San Diego Philosophy

1998-1999

Linda Liu, UC Berkeley
Naomi Oreskes, UC San Diego History
Francesca Bray, UC Santa Barbara
Angela Lakwete, UC San Diego
Ira Livingston, State University of New York, Stoneybrook
Val Hartouni, UC San Diego
Myles Jackson, Willamette University
Adrian Johns, UC San Diego
Gabrielle Hecht, Stanford University
Nancy Cartwright, London School of Economics
Paul Teller, UC Davis
Pamela Smith, Pamona
Ted Porter, UCLA
Suzanne Kessler
Luce Giard, UC San Diego History
Margaret Meredith, UC San Diego
Susan Davis, UC San Diego Communication
Fred Spiess, UC San Diego
Vince Rafael, UC San Diego Communication
Eric Scerri, Purdue University
David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University
Charlotte Furth, University of Southern California
Deb Harkness, UC Davis
Paolo Mancosu, UC Berkeley
Robert Adams, USD, Anthropology
Michael Shank, University of Wisconsin

1999-2000

Kathleen Walen, University of London, UC Davis
Geoffrey Bowker, UC San Diego Communication
Jeffrey Bub
Ronald Giere, University of Minnesota
Bogi Anderson, UC San Diego, Medicine
Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame
Pat Churchland, UC San Diego Philosophy
Andrew Feenberg, San Diego State University
William Freudenburg, University of Wisconsin
Stephan Fuchs, University of Virginia
Sigrid Schmalzer, UC San Diego
Lawrence Cohen, UC Berkeley
Leigh Star, UC San Diego Science Studies Program/History Department
Andrew Warwick, Imperial College, London
Nancy Nersessian, MIT
Joan Fujimura, Stanford