The Science, Knowledge, and Technology workshop (SKAT) gathers social scientists interested in how knowledge is created, distributed, drawn upon, and collectively understood. The workshop brings together diverse theoretical perspective and methodological approaches to social studies of SKAT. These include sociology of expertise, sociology of professions, organizational analysis, actor-network approaches, medical sociology, and science studies, among other approaches. In each meeting, a student or guest speaker presents their work briefly, followed by open discussion.
Jordan Brensinger is a Ph.D. student, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow, and Harvey Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. Brensinger's research investigates the micro and macro dimensions of culture and inequality, particularly their intersections with the economy, education, and science and technology. In their latest work, they are interested in how the expansion of “big data” impacts social life and identity as well as contributes to exacerbating or transforming social and economic inequality. To explore related questions, they employ various quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including the analysis of large-scale survey data, ethnography, and interviews.
If you wish to attend or receive the workshop paper, please contact Larry Au ([email protected]).
This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology at Columbia University.