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EASST + 4S joint conference – open panels gender/sexuality/feminist STS

Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds 

How has the world changed since 2016 when EASST and 4S met in Barcelona? Since then, efforts to frame “alternative” approaches and futures appear to have been co-opted by powerful actors. Big Data has been fiercely replacing former identities with digital identities for humans, animals and artefacts. Geopolitical and epistemic centres have further multiplied. The global temperature of the planet continues to increase, as do global emissions of CO2. Wildlife biodiversity is decreasing, while the first CRISPR-Cas engineered babies with altered germlines were born. Modern nation-states have become more unstable even as we see the tentative emergence of new collectives and solidarities. The #metoo campaign has sparked a new wave of articulations of and conflict over gender power asymmetries contributing energy to other ongoing efforts against asymmetric differentiations and exclusions in and beyond academic contexts.

Over 200 open panel proposals have been accepted for the EASST/4S meeting. They are listed by title below. Use the menu on the left to browse the full abstracts.

The purpose of calling for Open Panel proposals is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the STS community. Open panels have been proposed by scholars working in nearly every continent and relating to just about every major STS theme.

When submitting papers to open panels on the abstract submission platform, you will select the Open Panel you are submitting to. Papers submitted to an open panel will be reviewed by the open panel organizer(s) and will be given first consideration for that session.

Also at the time of submission, you will also be asked to nominate two alternative open panel preferences for your paper. In the event that your paper is not included in the open panel of your first preference it will be considered for the alternative panels indicated in your submission.