Emily Cohen completed her PhD in Anthropology at New York University where she earned a certificate in Culture and Media, she also holds a BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. She is completing revisions for her first book Bodies at War: An Ethnography which is under review at Duke University Press. Her book examines what it means to rehabilitate after landmine injury in Colombia. Her postdoctoral research Military Utopias of Mind and Machine examined the rise of military utopic visions of mind that involve the creation of virtual worlds and hyper real simulations in US military psychiatry for the cultivation of “psychological resilience.”
In collaboration with SJRC Director Jenny Reardon, 2013-2014 Visiting Scholars Rachel Tillman and Javier Aguirre from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Bogata, Colombia organized a panel on ‘Building Bridges: Science and Justice in Institutional Contexts’ that was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).
In continuing their collaboration, they have been furthering their discussions on the future of STS in the relevance of justice to science and technology. Recently an article about the presentation appeared here. The translated version appears here, UIS Article on 4S Presentation.
The Division of Social Sciences will hold its annual half-day interdisciplinary Research Frontiers Day. This will bring faculty, students, and community members together to present and learn about how social sciences faculty research is engaging key issues of the 21st century. The day will showcase transformative research focused on solving everyday challenges, while fostering collaboration between researchers, students, and community members.
This year’s event will engage research centered on:
• Data: Is Bigger Really Better?
• Environment: Climate, Animals & Food
• Justice: Here, There, Them & Us
Andrew Mathews | 10:50 – 11:20am | Alumni Room, University Center
“Burning questions: Climate change and forest use in Italy and Mexico”
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Friday, October 24, 2014 | 8:00am-2:00pm |Full Program