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Traversing Technologies Special Issue

Huge congratulations to Patrick Keilty on this wonderful special issue of Scholar and Feminist Online.  This issue is the culmination of a year long series Patrick organized on Queer and Feminist Technoscience at the University of Toronto. It includes articles by Shaka McGlotten, Scott Webel, Safiya Umoja Noble, Margaret Rhee, Lisa Cartwright, D. Andy Rice,…

nstallation view of Soldadera, a series of works by Nao Bustamante exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum in 2015, curated by Jennifer Doyle. Foreground:  "Kevlar Fighting Costumes" (set of 5), 2015; background: Rebozo, 2015 (video) and Soldadera, 2015 (wall piece). Photo: Dale Grine.

New Catalyst :: Digital Militarisms

The TRU is thrilled to announce that Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience Issue 2(1) is now live at http://catalystjournal.org/ojs/index.php/catalyst/issue/view/6 This issue has a feature section Digital Militarisms and cover art from Nao Bustamante. the issue includes work by Isra Ali, Jennifer Terry, Lucy Suchman, Marisa Brandt, Katherine Chandler, Emily Cohen Ibañez, D. Andy Rice, Eva Mae Gillis-Buck,…

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Congratulations to Sarah Tracy, PhD

Congratulations to TRU member Sarah Tracy for successfully defending her excellent PhD thesis “Delicious: A History of Monosodium Glutamate and Umami, the Fifth Taste Sensation.”  Sarah’s beautifully written dissertation narrates the histories of two interrelated objects: the global commodity and flavour enhancer MSG, and umami (roughly translated from the Japanese as “delicious”), the fifth basic taste…

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Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?

“Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?”  Keynote Speaker: David Gee, PhD  Visiting Fellow, Institute of Environment, Health, & Societies, Brunel University, London.    Discussants:  Ray Copes, Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario  Dayna Scott, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University  Miriam Diamond, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, U…

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Keywords for Radicals

Congratulations to Kelly Fritsch, co-editor of Keywords for Radicals from AK Press. Bringing together the insights of dozens of scholars and committed troublemakers, Keywords for Radicals constellates a vocabulary of contested words that shape today’s political landscape. Beginning from a consideration of the current radical context, each entry highlights a term’s contested variations, traces the evolution…

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Congratulations to SEBASTIÁN GIL-RIAÑO

Congratulations to TRU alumni Sebastián Gil-Riaño on his new appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania! Sebastián is moving to this new position from his current postdoctoral fellowship in the Race and Ethnicity in the Global South project at the University of Sydney.  Sebastian was…

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Motivated or Manipulated? by Kira Lussier

Read Kira Lussier’s guest blog “Motivated or Manipulated? Ernest Dichter and David McClelland at Work” published on the website Hidden Persuaders.  The essay  discusses a recent New York Times article on Amazon employees, placing its critique within the history of how motivational psychology has been used in the workplace.  Kira’s dissertation traces the twentieth century history of…