T135
Envisioning a Feminist Approach to Science and Technology Policy
Convenors:
Shobita Parthasarathy (University of Michigan)
Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide)
Stream:
Tracks
Location:
M215
Start time:
1 September, 2016 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

While feminist critiques and approaches have been fruitfully utilized in STS, they have had limited impacts on science and technology policy. This track brings together diverse scholars to explore prospects, limitations, and future directions for feminist approaches to science & technology policy.

Long abstract:

This track aims to foster productive dialogue in STS and beyond about feminist approaches to science and technology policy. Although feminist critiques and approaches have been fruitfully utilized within STS, they have had limited impacts on scholarship and practice in science and technology policy. Critical questions to be investigated include how science and technology policies construct gender, race, and class, what might a feminist science and technology policy look like, and how STS insights can help us develop more feminist science and technology policies. We bring together scholars experienced in feminist policy analysis in diverse locales and with reference to a range of policy issues to explore prospects, limitations, and future directions for feminist approaches to science and technology policy. Papers will explore feminist approaches to emerging technologies, grassroots innovation, and university-industry relationships. We hope that this will be first step in an ongoing initiative to rethink science and technology policymaking from a feminist perspective.