csis research round up

Crew from the Centre for Science in Society have published and presented a variety of interesting material over recent weeks, in addition to our exciting announcement of a Forest and Bird/CSIS Masters scholarship, and two summer studentship opportunities.

Nayantara Sheoran Appleton has a new article out in the journal Anthropology and Medicine. Titled ‘Critical ethnographic respect: womens’ narratives, material conditions, and emergency contraception in India‘, the article explores “the everyday material conditions under which women create narrative around choice and agency regarding” emergency contraceptive pills, and advances the concept of ‘critical ethnographic respect’ as a tool for contextualising these narratives.

Rebecca Priestley recently facilitated a panel on ‘Government as the funder of science and employer of scientists’, organised by the New Zealand Association of Scientists, the Public Service Association and the Centre for Science in Society. The panel featured science spokespeople from the major New Zealand political parties, and a recording of the conversation can be viewed here.

James Beattie has published two co-authored book chapters in recent weeks. He and co-author Paul Star have a chapter on 19th Century forest conservation in Aotearoa in the new volume Commonwealth Forestry & Environmental History: Empire, Forests And Colonial Environments In Africa, The Caribbean, South Asia And New Zealand, edited by Vinita Damodaran and Rohan D’Souza. Another chapter, co-authored with Richard Bullen, appears in the edited volume Exporting Japanese Aesthetics, edited by Tets Kimura and Jennifer Anne Harris.

Tim Corballis and his collaborator, artist Fiona Amundsen, will join political theorist Emily Beausoleil, to discuss listening as a social responsibility and a methodology for connecting. The conversation will take place at the Dowse art gallery, where Tim and Fiona’s exhibition Human Hand is showing until October 11.

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