Research Interests: Performance validation/error assessment practices for automated and semi-automated inference systems where ‘gold standard’ truth data is difficult or impossible to obtain, the ways in which these practices have (and have not) evolved over time, how they privilege certain metrics over others (e.g. quantitative over qualitative, representative cases over edge cases), and how they reflect the valuation of different types of labor (e.g. coding vs. manual review) within the development community.
Research Interests: History of biology; feminist philosophy of biology; politics of capitalism; gender studies; science-politics binary; rationality-emotion binary; feminist science studies; politics of biology.
Research Interests: The intersections of health and development, the global and the local, in the making and mediation of people, ideas, values, practices and materials. The focus of her current project is infant mortality.
Assistant Professor, American Studies, Williams College
Research Interests: Native science; indigeneity and science; science and nation building; intellectual decolonization movements; New Deal sciences; traditional ecological knowledge, history of anthropology and archeology; environmental history; postcolonial, feminist and queer theory; haudenosaunee (Six Nations) history; postcolonial material history and museum studies.
Research Interests: Medicalization and racialization of social deviance in the context of mental health/psychiatry; social, economic, and political factors in society's understanding of disease; race and the history of medicine.
Research Interests: Angel is interested in the culture of science and technology. His research focuses on the production of knowledge from a sociological and historical perspective. As a teaching fellow, he is interested in developing new tools for learning in the social sciences and digital humanities.
Research Interests: History of evolutionary thought along and across the Atlantic in the 19th and early 20th centuries; evolutionary ideas in medieval Islamic philosophy and science; Orientalism in 19th century United States and Britain; visual STS.