Ontological Choreography and Ethical Choreography: A Conversation with Charis Thompson

29 February 2012, 12:00 - 14:00

Centre for Family Research, Room 606

Places are limited. To attend, and to receive copies of the papers, please email zbg20@cam.ac.uk

Charis Thompson (Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at and Associate Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Center at UC Berkeley)


The workshop will be dedicated to an in-depth discussion of two pre-circulated papers:

Charis Thompson, Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies (MIT Press, 2005). Chapter 6 – “Agency through Objectification: Subjectivity and Technology”, pp179-206.

Charis Thompson, Good Science: Ethical Choreography at the End of the Beginning of Pluripotent Stem Cell Research (MIT press, forthcoming). Chapter 1 – “Good Science”.

 

Charis Thompson read Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology at Oxford University, and got her Ph.D. from the Science Studies program at UC San Diego. She taught in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Cornell University, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in the History of Science Department at Harvard University, and is currently Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, and the Associate Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Center at UC Berkeley. She is the author of Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies (MIT Press, 2005), which won the 2007 Rachel Carson Award from the Society for the Social Study of Science, and the new book Good Science: Ethical Choreography at the End of the Beginning of Pluripotent Stem Cell Research (MIT press, forthcoming). Her research areas include feminist theory; science and technology studies; reproductive and genetic technologies; and transnational comparative studies of reproduction, population, biodiversity and environment.

 

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