STS Colloquium Event: May 3rd w/ Dr. Chandra Mukerji - "Modernity Reimagined: An Analytical Guide"
May 03, 2017
from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||STS/CSIS Conference Room, Social Science Building 1246|
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Dear Friends and Colleagues:
The Science and Technology Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, and Methods as Unusual Sawyer Seminar cordially invite you to a colloquium event:
Modernity Reimagined: An Analytical Guide
Dr. Chandra Mukerji
Professor of Communications & Science Studies
University of California, San Diego
May 3rd, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
STS/CSIS Conference Room, Social Science Building 1246
Winner of the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association for Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi, Professor Mukerji will share excerpts from her new book Modernity Reimagined: An Analytical Guide, and discuss the book’s account of modernity as a many stranded phenomenon rooted in grief, dreams, and discourse.
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Dr. Mukerji is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Communications and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her work concerns the material aspects of human cultures and communication processes -- from built environments to popular cultural artifacts. She has studied garden history and military history, particularly in 17th-century France, as ways to understand engineering and state power. Winner of the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association for Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi, Professor Mukerji is interested empirically in how changes in built environments are furthered by science, and how materiality shapes social life. Conceptually, her work explores the different domains of distributed cognition, material memory, object agency, and post-humanist theories in science studies.