[Air-L] 4S Open Panel: STS & Black Studies

Seyi Olojo oolojo at berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 24 12:22:32 PDT 2023

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*IYKYK: STS in Dialogue with Black Studies

Open Panel Description:

Black Studies is a multidisciplinary academic discipline based on
sociological, historical, critical, and literary exploration of the lived
experiences of the African diaspora. Black Studies arose as the culmination
of activist projects that threatened the university's privileged economic
and cultural status by insisting that the material differences of race and
class are foundational to knowledge production. Building on existing
engagements between Black Studies and STS - Ruha Benjamin's formulation of
carceral technoscience, for example-this call for submissions aims to
continue the conversation between Black studies and STS. Rather than
exploring what terms and concepts Black studies might contribute to STS,
however, we aim to identify various points of theoretical departure and
arrival that occur between these two disciplines. We invite scholars to
consider questions such as these: What are the current political ambitions
and commitments of STS? What are the political ambitions of Black Studies?
Do they intersect? If so, how? Which STS methodologies might be employed to
realize Black epistemologies? Additionally, how might STS practice its
methods in such a manner as to pursue Black liberation?

Submit HERE <https://www.4sonline.org/call_for_submissions.php>,  Deadline:
May 26, 2023
Panel Organizers: Dr. Roderic Crooks, Kinjal Dave, Lauren Chambers, Seyi

We encourage you to consider submitting an abstract. If you have any
questions, contact Seyi Olojo: oolojo at berkeley.edu.


*Seyi Olojo **(she/her) (hear my name
PhD Student, School of Information <https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/>
University of California, Berkeley

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