Local Level: Dr. Hird's Research Team
Dr. Myra J. Hird works with a team of graduate and undergraduate students on various waste issue topics (see projects page).
Harris Ali's current research focuses on the analyses of "disaster incubation": how normally unnoticed social and ecological processes converge to create a disaster. Harris has also completed studies on a large chemical fire in Hamilton, the outbreak of E. coli in Walkerton and the spread of SARS in Toronto and has published in such journals as Social Science and Medicine and Social Problems [...]
Jutta Gutberlet’s overall research interest lies within sustainable livelihoods and community-based development with specific attention to co-management and poverty reduction. Jutta’s most recent work is committed to unravel the social, economic, environmental and political facets of informal recycling; pointing towards an integrated solid waste management model with social and economic inclusion, based on co-operation as guiding principle for a healthy community [...]
Kate Parizeau’s areas of interest include waste management and its social context; urban inequality; geographies of social justice; environmental health; gender and environmental labour; Latin America. Kate’s research uses waste management practices as a lens through which to interrogate complex systems of social organization and human exchanges with the natural world. This focus allows her to engage issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, and urban systems management [...]
Josh Lepawsky's research explores the connections between geography and technology, a theme he pursued in both his postgraduate degrees. His research involves mapping the international trade and traffic of electronic waste. Recently, he began turning his attention to a related set of research interests on the prospects and challenges of 'fair' or 'ethical' trade in rubbish electronics and recycling. [...]
Lucy’s current research interests centre on the project of writing ethnographies of sites of technology production and use, and contributing to emerging reconceptualizations of social/material relations based in anthropology, feminist theory and science and technology studies. She has recently concluded a project titled 'Relocating Innovation: Places and material practices of future-making' funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the project ran from January 2008 - September 2010 [...]
Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics. Karen is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press, 2007) and numerous articles in the fields of physics, philosophy, science studies, poststructuralist theory, and feminist theory. [...]
Graham Harman is associate provost for research administration and professor in the Department of Philosophy, having come to Egypt from Chicago in 2000. He is the 2009 winner of the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award. Graham is the author of nine books, most recently The Quadruple Object and Quentin Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making, both published in 2011. He is the editor of the Speculative Realism book series at Edinburgh University Press [...]
Nigel Clark is Chair in Social Sustainability at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. As well as human environmental impacts, he is interested in the earth itself as a shifting and dynamic force – and how we might take this as an incitement, as well as a threat, to human collective life. He is co-editor of Material Geographies (2008), Extending Hospitality (2009) and Atlas (2012), and author of Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet (2011) [...]
Donna Haraway is an internationally recognized feminist theorist and philosopher of science and technology. Donna’s work in the history of science explores the interfaces between human / machine / animal / information. Her writings focus an interest in the politics of the Other – whether that other be defined in terms of race, gender, species, or technology. Donna’s prolific publications are required reading across the humanities and social sciences with her influence felt widely [...]
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Hugh Raffles lives in New York and currently teaches anthropology at The New School. Hugh's writing has appeared in academic journals and more popular venues, including the New York Times, Granta, Natural History, and The Best American Essays. In Amazonia: A Natural History (Princeton University Press, 2002) was awarded the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing and selected by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Academic Title.
Elizabeth Sarah Whatmore is a graduate of University College London where she gained a PhD (Geography) in 1988. She spent 12 years teaching in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, where she was promoted to a Chair in Human Geography in 1999 and awarded a DSc for published research in 2000. She moved to the Geography Discipline at the Open University in September 2001 as Professor of Environmental Geography [...]
Steve Woolgar is Professor of Marketing and Head of the the Science and Technology Studies research group with the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and head of the Science and Technology Studies Academic Area in the School. Previously, Steve was Professor of Sociology, Head of the Department of Human Sciences and Director of Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology at Brunel University. [...]
Honors College and Liberal Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
Lucian Gomoll is Assistant Professor at Cal State LA. He earned his MA/PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Gomoll is a critical theorist who teaches and writes about the sciences, dis/ability, gender, race, sexuality, species, museums, and art. His forthcoming book manuscript, Performativity and Difference in Museums, historicizes and theorizes various ways that bodies have been incorporated into exhibitions and archives since the early nineteenth century.
Vicky area’s of interest are poststructuralism, feminist theory, post-humanism, technology and science studies. She is the chief Investigator of an ARC Discovery Project Grant, “The Life of Language and the Language of Life” (2006-2009) $120,000; Conference Convenor - “The Two Cultures: Reconsidering the Division Between the Sciences and the Humanities”She is also a Founding Member of the Advisory Board Digital Semiotics Encyclopedia [...]
Elizabeth Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Sydney. Her work explores how biology, psychoanalysis and evolutionary theory can be used to break new ground for feminist theory. Currently she is engaged in a feminist analysis of biomedical theories of depression ("Gut Feminism"); and she has recently completed a project on the role of affect in the early years of artificial intelligence [...]
Brian is Professor of Science Studies at CSEC and at the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen). His education includes MA (Natural Sciences, Cambridge 1968), PhD (Materials Science, Cambridge 1971), MPhil (Sociology of Science, Edinburgh 1977). His work has covered technology and risk assessment, public risk perceptions, and public understanding of science, focusing on the relations between expert and lay knowledge and policy decision-making. [...]
Editorial Board, Environment and Planning D (EPD), Editorial Board, The Geographical Journal (GJ), Member and author of Working Group II: Interdisciplinary, European Science Foundation (ESF) RESCUE (Researching Environmental, Societal Change on an Unstable Earth). [...]