Presentations-STS

  • “Big STS: Critical Analysis for Critical Participation,” Opening Keynote, V TECSOC-ESOCITE.BR (Brazilian Society for Science and Technology Studies), Curitiba, Brazil, October 2013. video
  • “What is Sustainable Engineering For?,” Keynote lecture: Engineers and Sustainability: Achieving Technological Transitions, Conference at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 2013. pdfmp3
  • Issues in Engineering Studies, International Workshop, MIT, Cambridge, MA: “Issues in Engineering Studies.”
  • Engineering and Sociology, International workshop, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, “What is engineering for? What are engineers for? An overview of engineering studies”: October 2011 mp3
  • “Technicians of Progress: Engineering Formation and the Politics of Professional Identity,” Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Stanford University, January 2008.
  • “Distance from Manual Labor: British Improvement, English Character, and Engineering Formation,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Montreal, Canada, October 2007, and Society for History of Technology, Washington, D.C., October 2007.
  • “Engineering SHOT: The Past and Present Relationship between Historians of Technology and Engineers: A Commentary,” Society for History of Technology, Washington, D.C., October 2007.
  • “Engineering as Problem Definition and Solution: Critical Participation in Engineering Education,” Vancouver, Canada, October 2006.
  • “Intervention and Panel Geography, or Juxtaposition on a Maximally Diverse Panel: A Commentary,” Society for Social Studies of Science, October 2006.
  • “What is Engineering For?: Scalable Theory in STS,” Sub-plenary Lecture, Sixth Latin American Conference on Social Studies of Science and Technology (VI Jornadas Latinoamericanas de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología), Bogotá, Colombia, April 2006.
  • “Knowledge and Personhood in Engineering,” Women’s Studies Program, Virginia Tech, March 2006.
  • “Anxious by Definition: American Engineers and Low Cost, Mass Use,” Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 2006.
  • Presentation of Rachel Carson Prize to Nelly Oudshoorn, “The Male Pill: A Biography of a Technology in the Making”, Society for Social Studies of Science, Pasadena, California, October 2005 pdf
  • “STS Reality Projects in Engineering Education: Code-switching, Theory, and Intervention,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Pasadena, California, October 2005.
  • “Troubling ‘Development,’ ‘Hybridity,’ and ‘Culture’” (commentary on “Unearthing Histories and Representations of Technologies and Technologists in Brazil and Colombia”), Society for Social Studies of Science, Pasadena, California, October 2005
  • “Engineers and the Metrics of Progress,” Science and Technology Studies Program, Virginia Tech, November 2004.
  • “Transitive Nationalists: Knowledge, Progress, and Professional Identity in American Engineering,” International Conference on National Identities of Engineers, National Technical University of Athens and École Nationale des Ponts et Chausées (France), Syros, Greece, July 2004.
  • “Engineers and the Metrics of Progress” Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, October 2004.
  • “Code-switching, Metrics of Progress, and the Education of American Engineers,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Paris, France, August 2004.
  • “Authenticity and National Identity in Jean Langford’s Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance” (commentary in Rachel Carson Prize session), Society for Social Studies of Science, Paris, France, August 2004. pdf
  • “Code-switching, Progress, and Professional Identity in Engineering,” Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts, Institute of Technology, February 2004.
  • “Engineering as Cultural Project: Nation, Progress, and Professional Identity,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2003.
  • “Code-Switching and the Cultural Project of Science and Technology Studies,” National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2003.
  • “Knowledge and Professional Identity in Engineering,” International Conference on Current Trends in Science and Technology Studies, National Technical University of Athens and École Nationale des Ponts et Chausées (France), Syros, Greece, July 2003.
  • “On Why the French Have No Engineering Ethics: Code-switching, Progress, and Engineering Cultures,” National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 2003.
  • “Code-Switching and the Cultural Project of Science and Technology Studies,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2002.
  • “Strangers Estranged: Ethnography of Science and Technology,” Collegium Helveticum, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, December 2001 [with Arvid Myklebust].
  • “Infotechnics and the Horizon of Virtuality,” Society for Cultural Anthropology, Montreal, Canada, June 2001.
  • “Emotion and the Engineering Self,” American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2002.
  • “Accepting Invisibility: Engineering Sciences and Engineers’ Selves,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 2001.
  • “Code-Switching and the Cultural Project of Science and Technology Studies,” Science and Technology Studies Program, Virginia Tech, January 2003.
  • “Just Tell Me What the Problem Is: An Ethnography of (Senior) Design Education,” Society for Social Studies of Science, September 2000.
  • “Pedagogy as Cultural Project: Theory, Intervention, and the Anthropology of Science and Technology,” American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 1999.
  • “Ethics and Engineering Problem Solving: The Disciplining of Engineers,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 1998.
  • “Is Feminism for Men Too?,” Women’s Studies Program, Blacksburg, Virginia, October 1999.
  • “Fashioning Selves in Engineering Education,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Tucson, Arizona, October 1997.
  • “How Using Anthropology Can Help STS Move Beyond the Science Wars,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, September 1996.
  • “Locating and Intervening,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 1995.
  • “Making Visible What Gets Hidden,” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1997.
  • “Contesting Competitiveness through Cultural Studies: A Different Humanism,” American Anthropological Association, December 1996.
  • “Outside the Hotel,” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., December 1995.
  • “Haciendo Cientificos e Ingenieros para Propositos Nacionales en Estados Unidos: Desde la Guerra Fria hasta la Competitividad Economica,” 4th Latin American Congress of History of Science and Technology, Cali, Colombia, January 1995 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “On the Politics of Theorizing in a Postmodern Academy,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, January 1994 (with Juan Rogers).
  • “Gender, Race, and Class in the Engineering Curriculum,” Society for Social Studies of Science, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1994.
  • “Engineering Selves,” American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1994 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “`We Treat Everyone the Same’: Gender, Race, and Class in the Engineering Curriculum,” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1993 (with Shannon Hegg and Juan Lucena).
  • “Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology.” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1993 (with Joseph Dumit and Sharon Traweek).
  • “Cyborg Theorizing,” Society for Social Studies of Science, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1994.
  • “CAD/CAM Technology and the American Nation,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 1991.
  • “Cyborg Anthropology,” American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, California, November 1992 (with Joseph Dumit and Sarah Williams).
  • “Building Engineers Between Humans and Machines,” American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, California, November 1992.
  • “Empowering Engineering Design,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, April 1991.
  • “Women, Minorities, and Engineering Education,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, January 1992 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “Advising a Partnership in Computer-Aided Aircraft Design,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Blacksburg, Virginia, January 1991.
  • “CAD Persons and Culture Dopes,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1990.
  • “Empowering Engineering Design through National Chauvinism,” American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 1991.
  • “Follow the Actors and Look for Presuppositions,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Irvine, California, November 1989.
  • “Continuity and Change: Approaches to Trans-situational Phenomena,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Irvine, California, November 1989.
  • “Symbolic Anthropology and Science Studies”; Department of Science Dynamics, University of Amsterdam; Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen; Center for Science, Technology, and Society, University of Twente; Faculty of Philosophy, University of Maastricht; The Netherlands; April 1989.
  • “Steering Technology through Computer-Aided Design,” International Conference on Constructive Technology Assessment, University of Twente, The Netherlands, September 1991.
  • “STS Research and Education,” Program in Technology Education, Virginia Tech, October 1989.
  • “Cognitive and Social Values in Nuclear Waste Policy-Making,” Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech, August 1987.
  • “Cultural Identity and Emergency Core Cooling,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, October 1986.
  • “Communicating Identity in Public Controversy: The Union of Concerned Scientists and Nuclear Power,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, May 1986.
  • “The Invisible Profession: Disciplinary Studies of Engineering,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, May 1986.
  • “Agreement and Disagreement in the Nuclear Power Controversy,” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Virginia Tech, June 1985.
  • “Engineering Studies and the Science Studies Center,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, July 1984.
  • “Anthropology and STS,” Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, December 1980.
  • “The Pipeline Industry and Engineering Education,” Conference on Technology and the African-American Experience, Howard University, Washington, D.C., May 1994 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “State Decision Making on High-Level Wasters: Critical Uncertainties in the Repository Siting Process,” Waste Management ’84, University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona, March 1984.
  • “Ideology and the Controversy over Nuclear Power,” Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 1981.
  • “The Politics of Nuclear Waste,” Department of Anthropology, Princeton University, March 1981.
  • “Ideology and the Controversy over Nuclear Power,” Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, March 1981.
  • “The Invisible Engineer: How Engineering Ceased to Be a Problem in Science and Technology Studies,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, California, January 1989.
  • “How Interests and Ideologies Select Public Claims about Technology: The Identity of the Union of Concerned Scientists,” Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1988.
  • “Nuclear Power and the Social Sciences,” Rural Sociological Society, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 1985.
  • “Just Tell Me What the Problem Is: The Making of Engineers and Engineering,” Yun Lin University of Science and Technology, Touliu, Taiwan, March 2003.
  • “When Students Resist: An Ethnography of Engineering Senior Design Education,” Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Palo Alto, California, May 2001; Mudd Design Workshop III: Social Dimensions of Engineering Design, Harvey Mudd College, June 2001; and American Society for Engineering Education, Montreal, Canada, June 2002.