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Engineered Worlds II

2016 – 2017

Michael Light, Barney's Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, Looking South, UT, 2006. © Michael Light.

Key Question

Project Summary

A group of historians, geographers, anthropologists, environmental artists, and security and science studies experts developed new theories and methodologies to assess the social ramifications of “engineered ecologies.”

Research Team

Timothy Choy

Timothy Choy

Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies; Associate Professor of Anthropology

University of California, Davis

Tim Choy is Associate Professor in the Science and Technology Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. His research interests include ecological discourses and practices; atmospheres; human-nonhuman relations; scale, specificity, exemplarity;...

Jake Kosek

Jake Kosek

Associate Professor of Human Geography

University of California, Berkeley

Jake Kosek’s research focuses on nature, politics, and difference, using conceptual insights from geography, anthropology, science studies, and theories of history to develop new approaches to natural history as both an object of critical inquiry and a conceptual tool. Through fine-grained,...

Joseph Masco

Joseph Masco

Joseph Masco

Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences in the College

University of Chicago

Working at the intersection of science studies, environmental studies, media studies, and critical theory, Joseph P. Masco's scholarship examines the material, affective, and conceptual force of technological revolution and its aftermaths.

He is the author of three books, including...

Michelle Murphy

Michelle Murphy

Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies

University of Toronto

Michelle Murphy is a technoscience studies scholar and historian of the recent past whose research concerns decolonial approaches to environmental justice; reproductive justice; Indigenous science and technology studies; infrastructures and data studies; race and science; and finance and...

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