The TRANSnational-STS Covid-19 Project will bring together researchers in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) to follow and analyze COVID-19 as it plays out in different settings. The project will have digital work space, share a Zotero bibliography and connect through an email list and Zoom video conferencing.
This set of questions will be help focus shared reading of Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann's Climate Leviathan - bringing together people in overlapping collaborations (focused on environmental governance, Transnational STS, Quotidian Anthropocenes, Visualizing Toxic Places , and COVID-19).
This series of ten questions draws out local details in a manner that encourages comparison with other places. Research using the questions is often done quickly (within the constraints of a quarter-long undergraduate class, for example) so is limited to and points to the need for further research and community engagement. The goal is to help build both a body of research on environmental injustice and a network of researchers ready to help conceptualize and implement next-generation environmental protections.
The Open Seminar will direct collaborative attention to the many scales and types of systems that interlace and synergize to produce anthropocenics on the ground in particular locales and vernanculars. These questions will guide our engagements.
This question is meant to provide unstructured space for notes on different quotidian Anthropocenes (St. Louis, New Orleans, etc) -- first set up to support the St. Louis Anthropocene Field Campus in March, 2019.