Working Group: Feminist Science and Technology Studies
The Humanities Institute welcomes a new working group to the Collaboratory: Feminist Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Social Justice Working Group. This group aims to function as a “hub” for bringing together participants from the Arts, Humanities, the Social Sciences and STEM fields at OSU to collaborate on research, writing and teaching across shared interests in feminist STS and social justice. Feminist STS (fSTS) is a growing interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the ways in which systems of power (like race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, colonialism and racial capitalism) shape, and are shaped by, the relationships between science, technology, and society and the ways in which these relationships have long been coproduced in relation to social justice movements and activism. The goal of the Feminist STS and Social Justice Working Group is to foster a space at OSU where critical, creative and collaborative engagement with fSTS and social justice can develop and coalesce.