Science, Knowledge and Technology Workshop (SKAT) – Graduate Student Series

The SKAT workshop is a forum for the seminar-style presentation and discussion of graduate student work in the sociology of expertise, the sociology of professions, actor-network approaches, medical sociology, science studies, etc. The workshop is hosted by Columbia Sociology but welcomes graduate students from all institutions and disciplines.

All events are held at the following time and location

Time: ​11:30am – 12:30pm​

Location: ​501D ​Knox Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY

The dates for Spring 2016 are as follows:

  • February 1 – Daniel Wojtkiewicz (Columbia University),  The Production of Medical Diagnosis in Autism: Genetic Tests in Clinical Practice
  • February 22 – Adam Leeds (University of Pennsylvania), Assembling the Economic Mechanism: Soviet Economics 1937-1965 and the Technology of Socialist Government
  • March 7  Mary X. Mitchell (University of Pennsylvania),  Professional Marshallese:’ Cold War Rationality and the Death of Advocacy
  • March 21 – Moran Levy (Columbia University), Trial and Error: How Anticancer Drugs Shaped Cancer Science
  • April 4 – Luciana de Souza Leão and Gil Eyal (Columbia University), Experiments in the Wild: a Historical Perspective on the Rise of Randomized Controlled Trials in International Development
  • April 14-15 – Graduate Student Conference at Columbia University: Expertise from Margin to Center: Science, Politics, and Democracy
  • April 18 – Mihai-Dan Cirjan (Central European University and New York University), Talking about Work: Romanian Psychotechnics and the Evaluation of Labour after the Interwar Capitalist Crisis
  • May 2 – Abigail Coplin (Columbia University), The Limits of Politicized Science: Scientists and the State During China’s GMO Controversy

For more information, please visit the SKAT website.

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