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EDUCATION

Massachussetts Institute of Technology

2011 PhD in History, Anthropology, Science, Technology and Society (HASTS)

University of Chicago

2002 BA with General Honors in the College and Honors in Anthropology

  • Anthropology Honors Thesis Title: “Century City: Cape Town’s New Way of Life?”
  • Honors Thesis Advisor: Jean Comaroff

EMPLOYMENT

2013                Assistant Professor, joint appointment in Sociology and Health Science Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Northeastern University

2012                Senior Research Scientist, Social Science Environmental Health Research                                         Institute, Northeastern University

2010-2012       Part Time Faculty Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Digital+Media                                        Department

2010-2012       Director of Toxics and Health Research and co-founder of Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science http://publiclab.org/

2002-2004       Research Assistant and Lab Manager, Joan Ruderman Lab, Department of Cell Biology Harvard University

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Wylie, Sara. 2018. Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds. Duke University Press’s Experimental Futures series.

Refereed Articles:

Anita Chan, Lindsey Dillon, Rebecca Lave, Becky Mansfield, Michelle Murphy, Nick Shapiro, Sara Wylie. (submitted by invitation) “Situating Data in a Trumpian Era: The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Annals Special Issue 2019, “Environmental Governance in a Populist/Authoritarian Era.” (Authors listed alphabetically)

Dillon Lindsey, Walker Dawn, Shapiro Nicholas, Underhill Vivian, Martenyi Megan, Wylie Sara, Lave Rebecca, Murphy Michelle, Brown Phil, and Environmental Data and Governance Initiative. 2017. “Environmental Data Justice and the Trump Administration: Reflections from the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative”. Environmental Justice. December, 10(6): 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2017.0020

Wylie, Sara, Shapiro, Nick, & Liboiron, Max. (2017). Making and Doing Politics Through Grassroots Scientific Research on the Energy and Petrochemical Industries. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 393-425. doi: https://doi.org/10.17351/ests2017.134

Wylie, S., Wilder, Elisabeth.*, Vera, Lourdes.*, Thomas, Deborah., & McLaughlin, Megan. (2017). Materializing Exposure: Developing an Indexical Method to Visualize Health Hazards Related to Fossil Fuel Extraction. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 426-463. doi:https://doi.org/10.17351/ests2017.123

Matz, J.*, Wylie, S., & Kriesky, J. (2017). Participatory Air Monitoring in the Midst of Uncertainty: Residents’ Experiences with the Speck Sensor. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 464-498. doi:https://doi.org/10.17351/ests2017.127

Sofia Eleni Spatharioti*, Rebecca Govoni, Jennifer S. Carrera, Sara Wylie and Seth Cooper. 2017. A Required Work Payment Scheme for Crowdsourced Disaster Response: Worker Performance and Motivations, In: Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2017 Conference, Albi, France

Wylie, Sara, Kim Schultz, Deborah Thomas, Chris Kassotis and Susan Nagel. 2016.        “Inspiring Collaboration: The Legacy of Theo Colborn’s Trans-disciplinary Research on         Fracking.” NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health        Policy 26(3): 360-388.

Willow, Anna and Sara Wylie. 2014. “Politics, ecology, and the new anthropology of energy: exploring the emerging frontiers of hydraulic fracking. Journal of Political Ecology 21: 222-236.

Wylie, Sara and Len Albright. 2014. “WellWatch: reflections on designing digital media for multi-sited para-ethnography.” Journal of Political Ecology 21: 320-348.

Wylie, Sara, Kirk Jalbert, Shannon Dosemagen, and Matt Ratto. 2014. “Institutions for civic technoscience: How critical making is transforming environmental research.” The Information Society 30(2): 116-126.

Ratto, Matt, Sara Wylie, and Kirk Jalbert. 2014. “Introduction to the Special Forum on Critical Making as Research Program.” The Information Society 30(2): 85-95.

Wylie, Sara. 2011. “Hormone Mimics and their Promise of Significant Otherness.” Science as Culture 21(1): 49-76.

Wylie, Sara, Jeff Warren, Shannon Dosemagen. 2011. “Grassroots Mapping: Creating a participatory map-making process centered on discourse.” Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Grassroots Modernism/Issue 8.

Book Chapters:

Wylie, Sara. 2015. “Securing the Natural Gas Boom: The Role of Science, the Academy and Regulatory Capture in the Exemption of Hydraulic Fracturing from Regulatory Oversight.” In Subterranean Estates: Life Worlds of Oil and Gas. Hannah Appel, Arthur Mason and Michael Watts (eds). Cornell University Press.

Book Reviews:

Wylie Sara. 2016. Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Possibility. By Banu Subramaniam. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome. By Sarah S. Richardson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies. 3rd ed. Edited by Mary Wyer, Mary Barbercheck, Donna Cookmeyer, Hatice Ozturk, and Marta Wayne. New York: Routledge, 2013. Signs Journal Special Issue on Science, Technology and Society.

CREATIVE ACTIVITY

 Wylie, Sara and Rebecca Lave (series editors). 2017. “The First 100 Days and Counting”. Environmental Data and Governance Initiative’s Public Peer-Reviewed reports on the Trump administration changes to federal environmental governance. https://100days.envirodatagov.org/

Sellers C, Dillon L, Ohayon JL, Shapiro N, Sullivan M, Amoss C, Bocking S, Brown P, De la Rosa V, Harrison J, Johns S, Kulik K, Lave R, Murphy M, Piper L, Richter L, Wylie S. 2017. “EPA under siege: Trump’s assault in history and testimony”. 100 Days and Counting Part I. Environmental Data and Governance Initiative. https://envirodatagov.org/publication/the-epa-under-siege/. Published June 19th. Accessed July 9, 2017.

Britt S. Paris, Lindsey Dillon, Jennifer Pierre, Irene V. Pasquetto, Emily Marquez, Sara Wylie, Michelle Murphy, Phil Brown, Rebecca Lave, Chris Sellers, Becky Mansfield, Leif Fredrickson, Nicholas Shapiro, EDGI. 2017. “Pursuing a Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the early Trump Administration.” 100 Days and Counting Part II. Environmental Data and Governance Initiative. Published September.

Wylie Sara and Brit Paris. 2017. Environmental Injustice at the EPA. Cultures of Energy Podcast. Episode 91# Center for Energy & Environmental Research at Rice University September 19th. Online: http://cenhs.libsyn.com/.

EDGI Data Rescue Events. Through the EDGI Sara Wylie assisted in organizing a nation wide network of events know as Data Rescue to archive vulnerable federal datasets. One of which was held at Northeastern University. Over 60 events were organized in total leading to the most thorough archiving of federal environmental available online to date by the Internet Archive: https://envirodatagov.org/datarescue/

Villa, Priscilla, Vera Lourdes*, Wylie, Sara, Sharon, Wilson. 2017. “Hazards in the Air: Relating reported illnesses to air pollutants detected near oil and gas operations in and around Karnes County, Texas”. Earthwork OGAP. April 29th. Online: https://www.earthworksaction.org/library/detail/hazards_in_the_air

Spanish Language Translation 2017. “Peligros en el Aire: Relacionando enfermedades reportadas a los contaminantes del aire detectados cerca de las operaciones de petróleo y gas dentro y alrededor del Condado de Karnes, Texas” Published September 19. https://www.earthworksaction.org/library/detail/peligros_en_el_aire#.WclhXtN94Wo

Wylie, Sara. 2016-present. Co-Founder and Steering Committee member of Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI). The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) https://envirodatagov.org/ is an international network of academics and non-profits addressing potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy, and to the scientific research infrastructure built to investigate, inform, and enforce. EDGI builds online tools, events, and research networks to proactively archive public environmental data and ensure its continued publicly availability. EDGI monitors changes to federal regulation, enforcement, research, funding, websites and general agency management at EPA, DoE, NASA, NOAA, and OSHA. EDGI also produces many report and develops a model for future democratic environmental governance. https://envirodatagov.org/

Wylie, Sara. 2014. Citizen Science, NIEHS Partnership for Public Health Podcast. March 17th. Online: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/translational/peph/podcasts/citizen_science/index.cfm

Wylie, Sara. 2013. “Public Laboratories: Designing and Developing Tools for Do-It-Yourself Detection of Hazards.” Limn Issue 3. Sentinel Devices with Megan McLaughlin   and Josh McIlvain.

Wylie, Sara, Adam Griffith and Jeffrey Warren. 2011. “From Grassroots Mapping to a Public Laboratory.” Citizen Science Quarterly Vol. 1.

Wylie, Sara, Jeff Warren, and Shannon Dosenmagen. 2011. “Public Laboratory: Don’t Just Report Science, Do It!” PBS MediaShift.

Wylie, Sara and Shannon Dosemagen. 2011. “Public Lab Aims for Affordable Hydrogen Sulfide Sensors” PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2017              Selected as 1 of 20 under 40 Pioneers in Environmental Public Health Award from the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. “These 20 pioneering researchers and advocates were nominated by a committee of senior leaders and luminaries in environmental public health.” https://www.healthandenvironment.org/our-work/webinars/pioneers-under-40-series

2017                Society for the Social Study of Science Award for Distinguished Contribution to Making and Doing in STS for “Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI): Engaged STS Responding to the U.S. Administration” for theorizing and enacting a heterogeneous collaboration dedicated to the care, imagination, and the re-imagination of environmental data and data justice: http://www.4sonline.org/prizes/makingdoing

2015                Elected to the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) council for three year term

2014                Presenter for the 1st White House Maker Fair hosted by President Barack Obama.

2013                Northeastern Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program: Viral Cultures

2011                Mullin’s Prize Winner for Best Graduate Student Paper, Society for the Social Study of Science (4S) “Hormone Mimics and their Promise of Significant Otherness.” Science as Culture.

2011                Prix ARS Electronica Honorable Mention- Digital Communities, Public          Laboratory for Open Technology and Science

2008                Winner Benjamin Siegel Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper: “Mimetic Designs Desires And Disorders: A Transformative History of Juvenile Hormone”

2007                Honorable Mention, Benjamin Siegel Prize for Outstanding Graduate              Student Paper: “Becoming Beagle: Following a Disruptive System, Forming a Disruptive Science.”

2005                NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

2002                Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of University of Chicago

2002                Community Service Award for starting and teaching art classes in a shelter for women recovering for drug addictions and their children.

1998- 2002              Dean’s List, University of Chicago

 

PRESENTATIONS

Plenary and Keynote Presentations

2017    Collaborative on Health and the Environment 20 Pioneers in Environmental Public Health Award Webinar Series. (December 6th). Online: https://www.healthandenvironment.org/webinars/96378

2014    Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting Plenary Address: “STS in     Practice: Developing a Civic Techno-science.” (August 20th)

2014    Invited presenter with Public Lab for the first White House Maker Faire (June 18th)

2014    Keynote Speaker, Design Research Society, Sweden. (declined)

2013    Keystone Lecture, National Institute for Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) “Toward a Civic Science: Putting Tools for Rigorous Research into Public Hands” (December 9th)

Invited Talks

2017    Sofia Eleni Spatharioti, Rebecca Govoni, Jennifer S. Carrera, Sara Wylie and Seth Cooper. (2017) Cartoscope: A New Platform for Citizen Science and Disaster Response. Citizen Science Association Conference, St. Paul, MN.

2017    University of Michigan, Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program at the    Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Seminar, April 19th. Title: “Toward a Civic Technoscience”

2017    American Association of Geographers. “Values in environmental research: beyond a scientized politics and politicized science”. Invited panelist. April 5th

2017    Carnegie Mellon University, Energy and Culture Symposium, Panel presentation “Power and the People: Citizen Science and Understanding the Risks of Energy Production”. Title “Toward a Civic Technoscience”. March 27-31st.

2017    with Lourdes Vera*. STS Underground Network workshop and conference, Colorado School of Mines. “Materializing Exposure: Developing methods for engaged STS research to visualize health hazards related to fossil fuel extraction.” Feburary 5th-7th

2016    Sofia Eleni Spatharioti, Rebecca Govoni, Jennifer Carrera, Sara Wylie and Seth Cooper. Exploring Required Work and Progress Feedback in Crowdsourced Mapping. AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, Austin, TX.

2016    Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. University of Vermont Seminar Speaker (October 6th) Title: “Toward a Civic Technoscience”.

2016    Indexical Design Conference, Northeastern University (June 25th) Title: “Making Pollution Manifest”.

2016    University of Chicago Anthropology Department, Seminar Series. “Toward a Civic Technoscience”. April 25th

2015    Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Science Council. Citizen Science ForumTalk Title: “Citizen Science: Changing the Face of Environmental Research” Oct 21st.

2015    Approaches to Civic Media, Boston Civic Media Kick Off for Boston Civic Media Consortium & Network Emerson College, October 15th.

2015    Association of Public Health Laboratories, Annual Meeting. Panel: “Citizen Science –       What is the Role of the Public Health and Government Laboratories.” Talk title: “Civic Science: Building Tools and    Platforms for Rigorous Public Research”. May 19.

2015    Drexel University: ‘Shifting Energy Cultures’ Drexel’s Institute for Energy and        Environment, the Center for STS, and the Center for Mobilities Research and   Policy. May 27.

2015    J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Symposium “Advanced Monitoring, Remote Sensing, and Data Gathering, Analysis and Disclosure in Compliance and Enforcement” March 26­27, The George Washington University Law School: “Civic Science: Building Tools and  Platforms for Rigorous Public Research”.

2015    Grounds For Engagement: design, landscape and environmental health. Northeastern Center for the Arts, Northeastern University: “New Tools for Detecting and Communicating Environmental Exposures and Risks associated with Oil and Gas   Extraction.” January 26th

2014    with Deborah Thomas, Partnerships for Environmental Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Annual Meeting: “New Tools for Detecting and Communicating Environmental Exposures and Risks associated with Oil and Gas Extraction.” September 22nd

2014    Partnerships for Environmental Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Annual Meeting (Workshop): “Open Source Approaches to Mapping Community Environmental Health Threats: make your own satellite, visualize Hydrogen Sulfide contamination and map thermal pollution.” September 23rd

2014    NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Webinar: “Toward a Civic Science: Developing Tools for Rigorous Public Research”. Presentation to the SRP Research Translation/Community Engagement Cores. July 10th

2014    with Lauren Ritcher*, University of Southern California, STS program. “Transforming Environmental Health Research through STS”. March 6th.

2013    Millennium Campus Conference Northeastern University: “Innovative Tech Solutions” Panel: “Toward a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society.” November 1st.

2013    University of California Davis, STS department: “Toward a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society”. October 16th

2013    University of California Irvine, “Science & Its Publics: Exploring Emergent Forms of Public Engagement” Talk title: “Toward a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society” October 8th

2013    Harvard University, Trace Metals Laboratory: “Toward a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society”

2013    “Toward a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society” Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) conference. Innovative Technologies for Environmental Public Health Panel.

2013    Mentor/Advisor for Digital STS and Design Workshop, hosted at Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum. June 27-28

2012    Invited lecturer for Energy Decisions, Market and Policies, MIT: “From Social Media to Civic Technoscience ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society”.

2012    Technoscience Salon, Toronto University and York University. “Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society: Developing alternative research ecologies for Environmental Investigation” Oct. 25th

2012    Digital STS Workshop, Copenhagen Denmark: “Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science”. October 16th

2012   Technoscience as Activism Conference. RPI. Keynote Speaker with Shannon Dosemagen and Mathew Lippencott http://www.3helix.rpi.edu/?p=2102.

2012 “Heralds of Crisis: Ecological Risk and the Role of Sentinels”, Borchard Foundation.            Brittany, France.

2012    Philadelphia Science Festival: “Truth, Trust, Fracking” Panelist. Organized by Chemical   Heritage Foundation, Temple University (libraries), Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

2012    Workshop for book “Oil Talk: Thinking and Retelling the Political and Cultural Economy of Oil and Gas” at Columbia University.

2012    2nd Annual Citizen Cyberscience Summit- Public Laboratory for Open Technology and   Science: Open-source development of tools for grassroots science. University College London, United Kingdom – Shannon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie.

2011    MIT/Harvard University Joint conference: Anthropology as Cultural Critique: A Silver    Anniversary Celebration. “Cultural Critique as Material and Textual Practice: Fieldnotes from Cultivating Civic Science and Action Amidst America’s Natural Gas Boom.”

2011    University of Pittsburgh “ExtrACT: Studying Chemicals and Corporations through STS in Practice”

2011    Presenter in Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women Roundtable entitled: “The Power and Mystery of Expertise”

2011    “ExtrACT: Studying Chemicals and Corporations through STS in Practice” Colloquium Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

2011    Panelist for “Gasland” RPI’s Department of Science and Technology Studies, Working Group on Sustainability Studies Screening.

2010   “ExtrACT: DIY corporate accountability.” DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, University of Toronto.

2010    “ExtrACT: Studying Chemicals and Corporations through STS in Practice” Harvard STS Circle. Harvard Kennedy School of Business

2010   “Nomad Versus Royal Science: novel methodological perspectives on Art and Science” Making Science Visible. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Conference Talks

2016   Poster “Exploring required work and progress feedback in crowdsourced mapping” (Sofia Eleni Spatharioti*, Rebecca Govoni, Jennifer Carrera, Sara Wylie and Seth Cooper) at Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP).

2015    Panel Organizer and Speaker: on panel titled: From Endocrine Disruption to Fracking— Theo Colborn and Forging Collaborations Across Disciplines. Social Science     Environmental Health Research Institute NIEHS sponsored conference: Social       Science-Environmental Health Interdisciplinary Collaborations, Northeastern University,   May 21-22

2015    Panel Organizer and Chair: “Fracking and Citizen Science: Bridging the Data Gap?”, talk title: New Tools for Detecting and Communicating Environmental Exposures and Risks associated with Oil and Gas Extraction. Society for Applied Anthropology, Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-25.

2015    Jacob Matz* and Sara Wylie. Speck: Low Cost Air Monitoring for Individual and Community Action in the Marcellus Shale Region. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2015

2015    Citizen Science Association Meeting, Panelist Designing, Implementing, and Managing Citizen Science Projects. Talk titled: Designing New Environmental Health Research Tools for Citizen Science February 11.

2014    Elisabeth Wilder* and Sara Wylie. Community Monitoring of Hydrogen Sulfide in the Powder River Basin: A “Civic” Approach to Studying Environmental Health Hazards. Pacific Sociological Association 85thAnnual Meeting. Portland, OR. 2014.

2013    “Toward a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society” for the Not Just Participation, Influence Panel. Society for the Social   Studies of Science, Annual Meeting San Diego.

2013    “Toward a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society” for The Incorporation of Social Sciences in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Research Panel organized by Symma Finn and Thomas Arcury, Society for Applied Anthropology, Annual Meeting Denver.

2012    Panel Discussant for “Energy, Environment, Engagement: Anthropological Encounters with Hydraulic Fracturing” American Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting San Francisco.

2012    “Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-source development of tools for grassroots science.” Society for Social Study of Science, Annual Meeting  Copenhagen with Shannon Dosemagen.

2011    “Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds: How Oil Field Services Companies have produced new human health threats through interrelating science and security” for         Becoming Corporate Panel organized by Suzana Sawyer and Hannah Appel. American     Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Montreal.

2011    “STS In Practice: Building Recursive Research Publics for Civic Science and Social Science” for Digital STS Panel organized by Kim Fortun. Society for Social Study of    Science Annual Meeting, Cleveland.

2010    “ExtrAct: Changing the Dynamics of Extractive Industries through Collaborative   Research” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting,New Orleans.

2009    “ExtrAct: An STS remapping of natural gas development through participatory research” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

2007    “Mimetic Designs Desires And Disorders: A Transformative History of Juvenile Hormone” Society for the Social Study of Science Annual Meeting, Montreal

2006 “Living the Landscape: Natural Gas Development and the Cultivation of Contested  Diseases” Society for the Social Study of Science Annual Meeting, Vancouver

2005 “Becoming Beagle: Seeing a Disruptive System, Forming a Disruptive Science” Society for the Social Study of Science Annual Meeting, Pasadena

 

Exhibitions

2017    Algal Bloom Mapping. Citizen Science Exhibit. Cleveland Museum of Natural History. With Sofia Eleni Spatharioti, Sara Wylie and Seth Cooper and Rafat Ansari.

2011    Public Laboratory: “Making Sense: Lab as Gallery as Field”. In Field, Studio, Lab. produced by Ethnographic Terminalia Show Montreal Canada. http://ethnographicterminalia.org/.

2011    “DIY Spectrometry” Trade School @ the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York. http://whitney.org/Events/TradeSchool.

2011    “Northeast Corridor” by Sara Wylie and Chris Eichler, RISD Faculty Biennial.

 

Conference Planning

2017    Society for the Social Studies of Science International Annual Conference,              Boston, USA, August 30-Sept. 2nd. Making and Doing Gallery Show.

2017    “Teaching Climate, Inspiring Action” Conference at Northeastern University,  March 24. Co-organized by Boston Civic Media.

2017    Data Rescue Boston: Northeastern University, in collaboration with Northeastern University Library March 24, 2017.

2016    National Institute for Environmental Health Science 50th Anniversary Festival. Planning Committee for Citizen Science and Community Engaged Research Session. Dec 5-8.

2016    Society for the Social Studies of Science International Annual Conference,              Madrid Spain, Nov.

2015    Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute NIEHS sponsored              conference: Social Science-Environmental Health Interdisciplinary                    Collaborations, Northeastern University, May 21-22.

2013    Workshop Organizer: “Grassroots Mapping and DIY Industrial Monitoring: Low      Cost, Open Source techniques for Community Academic Collaboration in                  Environmental and Cultural Anthropology.” Anthropology and Environment                     Section. American Anthropological Association. Annual Meeting Chicago.

2013    Session Chair and Organizer: “Making Pollution Manifest”, with Max Liboiron. Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting San Diego.

2013    Workshop Co-Organizer: “Experiments Monitoring the Everyday: Art, Design, and DIY Methods for Environmental Health Research in STS” Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting San Diego.

2011    Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) First Annual  Barnraising in Ashville North Carolina to develop technology and application for DIY near-infrared camera.

2011    Panel organizer for Society for the Social Study of Science Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio. Panel entitled: “STS in Practice: Science, Engineering and STS as Partners in Social Justice and Sustainability.”

2009    Panel organizer for Society for the Social Study of Science Annual Meeting in        Washington DC. Panel entitled: “STS in Practice: Experimenting, Collaborating and Intervening”.

2009    Session Organizer for The Future of News and Civic Media Conference @ MIT. Sessions titled: “Evaluating Evaluation & Fielding Questions” and “We are Here – Mapping & Community”.

2008    Conceptualized and co-organized a cross-disciplinary conference entitled: “Disruptive Environments: Academics, Activists and Journalists in Conversation”. Chaired one of four graduate student developed panels entitled “Industrial Bodies:  Connecting Fossil Fuels and Petrochemicals to Human Health and Industrial                    Environments”. The conference was held at MIT museum on April 10th and 11th            2008.

2005    Co-organized MIT-Cornell-RPI Science Technology and Society Annual Graduate Student Conference titled: “Papers, Practice and Process”.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

External

Funded

  • Fall 2017. ““Developing community based visceral data performances for cross-disciplinary collaboration on environmental justice in Chelsea, MA.” Center for Research on Environmental & Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course, Harvard School of Public Health and Boston University ($15,000)
  • Spring 2017. Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI). Doris Duke Charitable Trust. ($50,000)
  • Spring 2017. Collaborative Website Monitoring, Analysis, and Strategic Communications to Protect Science Infrastructure under the Trump Administration. Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) with Climate Central. Packard Foundation ($75,000).
  • Fall 2014-18. Harvard School of Public Health. “JBP Environmental Health Fellow” ($350,000) PI.
  • Spring 2014. New World Foundation. “Preparing Crowdsource Disaster Response to Fracking Emergencies” ($25,000) PI.
  • Spring 2012. Canaday Family Charitable Trust. “Technology for Grassroots Action: Understanding Toxic Hazards and Promoting a Clean Environment” ($45,000) Co-PI
  • Fall 2011. American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology and the Environment “Affordable Hydrogen Sulfide Sensing for Gas Patch Safety” ($2,000) PI
  • Summer 2011. John S. And James L. Knight Foundation. “Knight News Challenge” Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Society ($500,000) PI, foundational grant for Public Lab.
  • Spring Shpilman Institute for Photography Research Grant. Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science. Co-I
  • Summer 2010. Center for Future Civic Media. ExtrAct Research Group. Funding for the ExtrAct Research Group, Co-PI.
  • 2005-2007. NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT). MIT: Program on Emerging Technologies (PoET) Two years of fellowship funding for graduate training at MIT.

Internal

Funded

  • Spring 2016-Fall 2017. NU Tier 1 Award Converge: Community-sourced image analysis and mapping. ($50,000) Co-PI.
  • Spring 2014. NU CSSH Research Development Initiative, Seed Funding. “A Civic Alternative: D.I.Y. Hydrogen Sulfide Monitoring and Mapping” ($5,000) PI
  • Spring 2014. NU Humanities Center Research Cluster Grant. “Cross-disciplinary research group on Critical Making” ($2,000) Co-Director with Prof. Ryan Cordell (English)
  • 2013-2014. Northeastern University Humanities Center. Viral Culture Fellowship”. One course release.
  • Fall 2012. NU Humanities Center Research Cluster Grant. “Hydraulic Fracturing Working Group” ($2,000) Co-Director with Prof. Len Albright (Sociology/Public Policy)
  • Fall 2009 MIT John S. Hennessy Environmental Fellowship. (Tuition and Stipend)
  • Summer 2009 Research Assistant MIT Center for Future Civic Media. (Tuition and Stipend)
  • Spring 2008 Funding for the ExtrAct project research group from the MIT Center for Future
  • Spring 2008 Research Assistant MIT Center for Future Civic Media.
  • 2007-2008 MIT Martin Fellow for Sustainability.

 

TEACHING AND ADVISING

Courses

  • Community-Based Participatory Research (Sociology Graduate Methods)
  • Fall 2017 (7)
  • Environment, Technology and Society NU CSSH.
    • Spring 2013 (23), Fall 2014 (18), Fall 2014 (10), Fall 2016 (23)
  • Community-Based Participatory Research NU Bouve.
    • Summer 1 2013 (6)
  • Community and Public Health NU Bouve.
    • Spring 2014 (17), Fall 2014 (18), Fall 2016 (48), Fall 2017 (19)
  • Directed Study: Hydraulic Fracturing and Unconventional Energy (Sociology)
    • Fall 2013 (3) Graduate Students
  • Controversies in Science NU CSSH.
    • Developed and on books but never taught.
  • ArtLab: Artistic Investigations into the Biological Sciences Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Environmental Justice Research Cluster Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Becoming Animal, Technical and Environmental: A practical course in disruptive Art and Design inspired by theory from Science and Technology Studies (STS) Rhode Island School of Design. Spring 2010.
  • Independent Study Rhode Island School of Design.

Graduate Student Advising Sociology

  • Mathew Judge, “Biomonitoring Report Back of an emerging contaminant in Little Hocking Water District” PhD Northeastern University Sociology Department. 2015.
  • Lauren Ritcher. Graduate Environmental Sociology Field Statement Committee. 2015
  • Mia Renault, Graduate Environmental Sociology Field Statement Committee. 2017
  • Elisabeth Wilder, Graduate Student, Research Assistant, Hydrogen Sulfide Project, 2014
  • Jacob Matz, Graduate Student, Research Advisor, Speck Community Air Monitoring Project, 2013-2015
  • Lourdes Vera, Graduate Student, Primary Advisory and Research Assistant, Hydrogen Sulfide Project 2015-Present
  • Taylor Braswell, Graduate Student, Research Assistant, Hydrogen Sulfide Project 2017-Present
  • Jamie San Andres, Masters student, research assistant, Petcoke Mapping Project Chicago Il. Summer 2015

Graduate Student Advising Health Sciences

  • Jeannate Lowe Masters of Public Health
  • Angela Sullivan Masters of Public Health
  • Susannah Franco (PharmD/MPH)
  • Kaitlyn Gervera, Master of Public Health Research Practicum Citizen Science Project Thermal Fishing Bob

Graduate Student Advising Computer Science

  • Sophie Spatharioti, Graduate Student in Computer Science. Cartoscope Project with Seth Cooper. 2016-present.

Post Doctoral Fellows Mentorship

  • Dvera Saxton, 2014-2015 Paper Development and Job Talk Development
  • Max Liboiron, 2014-2015, Thermal Fishing Bob Research
  • Jennifer Carrera, 2015-2016 Cartoscope Research
  • Maryann Cairns, 2015 Research Advice and Collaborative Water Monitoring Projects    

Undergraduate Research Advising

Hydrogen Sulfide Research project:

  • Christine Long (Health Science) COOP January 2017-June 2017
  • Erik Hanley (Health Science) COOP June 2016-December 2016
  • Anna Walsh (Environmental Science) COOP June 2016-December 2016
  • Kaya Simmon (Sociology) Research Assistant 2014 and COOP 2015
  • Brian Clark (Health Science) Capstone Research Project, 2013.
  • John Syzonenko Research Assistant (Environmental Science) September 2017-Present
  • Viktoriya Abakumova (Computer Science and Business), September 2017-Present
  • Haley Stiel (CAMD) September 2017-December 2017
  • Shawn Sullivan (Architecture) Research Assistant summer 2016
  • Sarah Brooks (Environmental Studies and International Affairs) Research Assistant summer 2016

Cartoscope:

Rebecca Govoni (Engineering) Spring 2015 to December 2016.

Self-Directed Research:

Hannah Gartner. “Bridging the Gap: The facilitation of changes in attitude towards environmental issues” Northeastern RISE 2014

Undergraduate Research Groups

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Research Group with Len Albright (Sociology) Fall 2014
    • 8 undergraduate researchers.
  • Husky Environmental Action Team—Collaborative Thermal Imaging Project with Mare Liberum Fall 2015.
  • Advisor to Undergraduate Health Sciences Research Coalition (Health Sciences) Spring 2017-Present

 Graduate Student Advising RISD

  • Jan Mun, “The Providence Yard” MA RISD Digital+Media Department, Masters Thesis Committee Member. 2010.
  • Jae Ok Lee, “Hybrid Gaze; Digital Artifacts and Memory” MA RISD Digital+Media Department, Masters Thesis Committee Member. 2011.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 Service to the Institution

             Northeastern University

  1. Departmental Service-Sociology
    1. Undergraduate Committee in Sociology/Anthropology 2014-Present
    2. Health and Environment Cluster Committee Sociology/Anthropology 2014-Present
    3. Ad Hoc Member Admissions Committee 2013-2015
  2. Department Service-Health Science
    1. Undergraduate committee Member 2015-Present
    2. Merit Review committee 2016-2017
  3. University Service
    1. Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute Steering Committee.

Rhode Island School Design

  • Visiting Critic for end of semester critiques for Innerspace/Outerspace Course in Digital+Media at RISD and Affective Geographies Course in Digital+Media at RISD.
  • Visiting Critic for RISD Digital+Media Midterm critiques.

Service to the Discipline

  • 2016-Present. Chair of Society for the Social Studies of Science, “Making and Doing Committee.” Responsible for directing the Society’s Making and Doing gallery show and award for 2017 international conference in Boston.
  • 2017-2018 Carson Prize Committee for Outstanding Book in STS and the Environment. Society for the Social Studies of Science
  • 2016-2017 Mullin’s Prize Committee for Outstanding Graduate Student Publication in STS, Society for the Social Studies of Science
  • 2015-Present. Council Member. Society for the Social Studies of Science. Elected position for three year term.
  • 2015-Present. Associate Editor, Signs: Journal of Women Culture and Society.
  • 2015-Present. Steering Member Boston Civic Media Consortium & Network.
  • External Reviewer for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Pathfinder Innovation Projects competition.
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), “Making and Doing Committee on Critical Participation.”

Occasional Referee-Peer Review

  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Science as Culture
  • Social Studies of Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women Culture and Society
  • Culture, Theory and Critique
  • Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Service to the Community

  • 2017-Present. Founding member and Steering Committee Member of Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI).
  • 2013-Present. Public Laboratory Organizer.
  • 2012-2016. Board of Directors FracTracker.org.

Professional Development

  • Oil and Gas Research Intern, Environmental Working Group.
  • Professional Memberships
  • Society for the Social Study of Science (4S)
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology