T119
Queer STS?: A Roundtable Discussion on Theory, Method, and Institutionalization
Convenors:
Mitali Thakor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Stephen Molldrem (University of Michigan)
Stream:
Tracks
Location:
132
Start time:
3 September, 2016 at 16:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This roundtable discussion gathers diverse scholars studying "Queer STS." What does it mean to do work at the intersection of Queer Theory, Feminist Studies, and STS? What would it mean to institutionalize "Queer STS" as a coherent sub-field, and what are some strategies for doing this work?

Long abstract:

Building upon recent developments at the intersection of queer studies and STS, including a number of conversations at 4S 2015, this roundtable discussion gathers diverse scholars studying "Queer STS." What does it mean to do work at the intersection of Queer Theory, Feminist Studies, and STS? What would it mean to institutionalize "Queer STS" as a coherent sub-field, and what are some strategies for doing this work? Presenters will raise provocations and participate in moderated discussion based on their own approaches to research and teaching, including: queering specific theoretical framings of STS, such as actor-network theory; teaching a Queer STS syllabus/classroom; supporting Queer STS in the academy and for junior scholars; tracking a genealogy of queer studies within STS research; and more. This discussion invites interdisciplinary conversations, including, but not limited to: digital STS, internet studies, and critical studies of data; history of sexuality, biomedicine, psychiatry, medicalization; queer social theory and public sex; surveillance and policing; environmental politics; multispecies ethnography and animal studies; critical race studies; postcolonial feminism and Global STS; disability and queer/crip studies; history of technology; and Queer/Trans STS and the law.