Morana Alac is Associate Professor in Communication and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Alac's research deals with ordinary and practical aspects of science. She works with video to focus on the dynamics of embodied social interaction. Her recent work has focused on how scientists study cognition in environments heavily sustained by advanced technologies. In addition to social robotics, she conducted ethnographic studies in brain imaging laboratories (Handling Digital Brains, MIT Press, 2011).
This February, Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence, professor of medical science and Africana studies, and a member of the Science and Technology Studies Program, Lundy Braun released her new book Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics
Singing for the Dead chronicles ethnic revival in Oaxaca, Mexico, where new forms of singing and writing in the local Mazatec indigenous language are producing powerful, transformative political effects. Paja Faudree argues for the inclusion of singing as a necessary component in the polarized debates about indigenous orality and literacy, and she considers how the coupling of literacy and song has allowed people from the region to create texts of enduring social resonance.
This interview was originally published in Issue 3 of Bluestockings Magazine.
On July 27, 2013, Bluestockings editor Chanelle Adams sat down with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling to learn more about her personal views on feminism, gender, and science, building on a previous profile of the academic.