The California Science and Technology Studies Network (cal.STS.net) is a multiinstitutional effort to connect an unmatched collection of resources for studying science, technology, and society . We are are looking to join our strengths. We hope to share information about people, courses and events that intersect with studies of science and technology in order to facilitate collaboration in teaching and research.


Registration is open!

The 2013 Summer STS retreat will be held Friday June 21 - Sunday June 23 at Nature Bridge [aka: the Marin Headlands Institute]. Spots are filling up quickly so please plan to register soon here:




Ethel, a robot designed by Steven Kirk Nelson visited the STS retreat 2009
(Marine, CA. Photo: cabarragan)




'BOT I’ is in the making!

Written and performed by Praba Pilar and directed by Nitza Tenenblat (Performance Studies at UC Davis), ‘BOT I’ is a performance project that explores the contemporary discursive and practical erasures of the technocultural era.

Post-Doctoral Associate Position
We are currently advertising for three post-doctoral research associates, 18 months fixed term, to work on an ESRC funded project, "Race, Genomics and Mestizaje in Latin America", directed by Prof. Peter Wade. The researchers will be based in Social Anthropology (School of Social Sciences) and will carry out some fieldwork in Colombia, Mexico or Brazil.
Post-Doctoral Associate Position
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) seeks to fill one Post-Doctoral Associate position in the societal implications of nano-scale science and engineering (NSE) starting Fall 2009.
Graduate Research Opportunity in Costa Rica
Palo Verde National Park in Costa Rica is regarded as a living
biological laboratory.  It is also a picturesque landscape, a
wetlands, where multiple species of plants, animals, and microbes are
dwelling together in a naturalcultural contact zone.  Here the agency
of capital, the idea of nature as national patrimony, and the long arm
what some have called "socio-duck-onomics" are mingling together in a
productive, if not uneasy, mix.
Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP)
The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process. For example, research proposals may develop behavioral and analytical conceptualizations, frameworks or models that have applications across a broad array of SciSIP challenges, including the relationship between broader participation and innovation or creativity.
relating  across difference
The UCSC Science Studies Research Cluster invites scholars from across the disciplines to submit abstracts for our one-day graduate student conference, TransMaterialities: Relating across Difference. Focusing on questions of materiality that have been vital to the tradition of feminist science studies, this conference will explore practices of relating across and
between genders, species, spaces, knowledges, sexualities, subjectivities,
and temporalities.


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