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 science, technology, and engineering; public infrastructure and technology; state sponsorship of research and design; theory and epistemology of applied sciences; science-fiction and cultural acceptance of scientific and technological advance; technological fear.
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.
Research Interests: Science, technology, and society; colonialism and science; political influence; management of technology; history of psychology; psychological manipulation through science and technology.
Research Interests: History of environmental monitoring; legal assimilation of biological and environmental data; history of 20th century biology; scientific collaborations between New Zealand and the United States; history of environmental, biological, and meteorological IGOs and cooperative ventures; history of ecology/phenology; history of wildlife conservation and animal welfare; history of carbon dioxide measurement.
Research Interests: Social studies of biotechnology and bioengineering; history of synthetic biology; science fiction; future of food; environmental criticism; history of the environmental sciences; history of medicine (pharmaceuticals); cultural entomology.