June 2, 2017: Thinking with Microbes and Humans at UC Davis STS

MicrobioSocial is thrilled to bring Hannah Landecker (Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director of the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics) and David Coil (Project Scientist in the Eisen Lab at UC Davis, and creator of Gut Check) into conversation as part of a workshop at the Thinking With Scientists event at UC Davis. See…

Find us at 4S: (In)Sensibilities of Human and Microbial Lives

Members of MicrobioSocial have organized a panel at the annual Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in Boston, MA from August 30-September 2, 2017. (In)Sensibilities of Human and Microbial Lives Abstract: Building on the call to read and explore how the world is made differently sens-able through multiple discourses and practices of…

What We Are Reading (spring 2017)

In winter and spring we have been focused on writing, and planning a spring workshop, but we meet weekly to discuss a range of topics, including: Baas Becking hypothesis commercializing the microbiome bioprospecting / biopiracy stool banks fecal microbiota transplants biohackers Readings include: Stefan Helmreich, Alien Ocean: Voyages in Microbial Seas (2009) Cori Hayden, When…