We are pleased to welcome Michelle Murphy as a keynote for our 2016 conference. Michelle Murphy is a Professor in the History Department and in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. She is also the director of the Technoscience Research Unit, and co-organizer, with Natasha Myers, of the Toronto Technoscience Salon.
Bucket samplers, office cubicles, errant molecules, manual suction abortion kits, protocols, pap smears, drosophila in bottles, vibrio cholerae, GDP, girls as human capital, queer fish, PCBs, sick buildings, anticipation, atmospheric pollution, motivation surveys, chemical infrastructures...
These are some of the technologies and phenomena I grapple with as a historian of the recent past and technoscience studies scholar. My work focuses on environmental politics, biopolitics, sexed and raced life, capitalism, infrastructures, reproduction, and temporalities from the 20th century to the contemporary through feminist, anti-racist, decolonial, postcolonial, political economic, and queer approaches.*