STS reading club

Dec '15

The Science and Technology Studies (STS) reading group is a reading group organized by members of the “Eating Bodies” team.

We read diverse texts within the field of STS, but with a focus on ANT and material semiotics.


Authors whose work we have recently read include: Donna Haraway, Londa Schiebinger, Bruno Latour, Sarah Whatmore, Timothy Choy, Isabelle Stengers, Vinciane Despret, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, Stefan Helmreich, Des Fitzgerald, Felicity Callard, Annemarie Mol, Marisol de la Cadena, Astrid Schrader, Marilyn Strathern, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Chunglin Kwa and John Law.


Next meeting, we read Susan Leigh Star’s “Power, Technology and the Phenomenology of Conventions: On Being Allergic to Onions” and

Wen-yuan Lin’s article entitled “Displacement of Agency: The Enactment of Patients’ Agency in and beyond Haemodialysis Practices”.


Time and Venue: 16.00-18.00 h. in REC C5.00.


The reading club is open for everyone (regardless of ‘rank’ or university) but is based at the University of Amsterdam and counts as an ‘official’ PhD reading club for the graduate program at AISSR. Please contact Else Vogel for more information: