Book Launch | Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
S330 Life Sciences Laboratories | UMass Amherst
Please join us in discussing important questions about the enablers and obstacles for women in science as we celebrate the release of Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline. Edited by UMass Amherst Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence Dr. Enobong (Anna) Branch, this timely volume features the work of 21 leading scholars, including ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, on the fields of gender and STEM.

ISSR Seminar | International and Interdisciplinary: Frontiers in Scientific Collaboration

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
107 Bartlett Hall | UMass Amherst
The intellectual and professional returns of academic collaboration are both well-known and hard to come by. This panel explores the added layers of richness and complexity that arise when scholars of science and technology pursue interdisciplinary collaboration across national boundaries.

ISSR Seminar | What is Political Correctness?

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
S331 Integrated Learning Center | UMass Amherst
The term "political correctness" was a centerpiece of Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign, and appears everywhere in contemporary conversation--about education, media, politics, technology. But what does it mean? This talk excavates a genealogy of "political correctness," returning to the roots of the term and reflecting on its rising use.

MIT Press Publishes Revised Science and Technology Studies Handbook, Co-edited by ISSR Director Smith-Doerr

STS Handbook, 4th Edition (MIT Press)

ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook.