Past Event

Latif Nasser - How to Turn Your PhD into a Netflix Series

April 23, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Event Description

Latif Nasser is the 2021 Joseph H. Hazen Lecturer in the History of Science.

While a graduate student in the history of science, Latif Nasser started moonlighting as a journalist. Upon graduating, he took the plunge covering science in print for the Boston Globe, through the podcast Radiolab, and in a Netflix docuseries called Connected. In this Hazen lecture, he will tell a bit about this professional left turn, as well as give a few tips about how to tell science stories — past and present — to audiences outside academia. Nasser will be joined in conversation with historians of science Alex Wellerstein and Ingrid Ockert, followed by Q & A with current PhD students and the audience.

Event Speakers

  • Latif Nasser, Host of Connected and Co-Host of Radiolab
  • Moderated by Alex Wellerstein, Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Special guest Ingrid Ockert, Marketing Communications Coordinator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Comments by Sarah Pickman, PhD Candidate in History at Yale University
  • Comments by Sarah Qidwai, PhD Candidate in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. Registered attendees will receive an event link on the day of the event. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

Organized by the History of Science Society. Hosted by the Center for Science and Society.

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