Workshop Program

A complete program with abstracts of various talks is available at the following link: SSCINProgram Final.

 

Monday, Novemeber 17, 2014

Panel 1: Conceptual Overviews

Dhruv Raina, Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), The Social Epistemology of the Concept of ‘Technoscience’ as Seen from Elsewhere

Harro van Lente, Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS; The Netherlands), Technology, Needs, and Development: A Review of Perspectives

 

Panel 2: Justice

Nupur Chowdhury, Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University (India), Supreme Court and Technologies: Aiding Institutional Dreams and Redefining Citizenship

Naveen ThayyilHumanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (India), A Cage for Law: The Kudankulam Judgment, Popular Risk, and Technocratic Normalizations

 

Panel 3: Epistemological Pluralism

Pankaj Sekhsaria, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad (India), Enculturing Innovation: Indian Engagements with Nanotechnology

Richa Kumar, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (India), Monocultures and Malnutrition

C. Shambu Prasad, Rural Development & Management, Xavier Institute of Management (India), Uprooting Rice Science: Controversies, Dissident Science, and Knowledge Democracy in SRI in India

 

Keynote Conversation: 

Wiebe Bijker, Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS; The Netherlands), and

Shiv Visvanathan, School of Government and Public Policy, O. P. Jindal Global University (India)

 

Tuesday, Novemeber 18, 2014 

Panel 4: Designs on/of Democracy

Monamie Bhadra, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, Arizona State University (USA), Indian Democracy through the Politics of Nuclear Energy

Shiju Sam Varughese, Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy, Central University of Gujarat (India), The Nuclear Power Projects in India and the ‘Quasi-Publics’ of Technoscience

Govind Gopakumar, Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University (Canada), Contingent Designs: Governance of Infrastructures in Urban India

Julia QuartzMaastricht University – Science, Technology & Society Studies (The Netherlands), Learning from the Dutch Subaltern: Creative Dissent in Dutch Hospitals

 

Panel 5: Post/colonial Indian Histories and Futures

Itty Abraham, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (Singapore), From Citizenship to New Histories of Biopolitics

Kim Fortun, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), India in Late Industrialism

Aalok Khandekar, Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS; The Netherlands), Third Spaces for STS in India