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Friday, January 20, 2023
9:30am-1:00pm PST
Annenberg Hall (ANN) 106
In-person event

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Join the USC Center on Science, Technology, and Public Life and the USC Annenberg School of Communication for a symposium featuring the work of STS graduate students who received summer stipends from STPL, Annenberg, and Dornsife to conduct their research.

9:30-10:40am - Producing Knowledge and Tools

Faculty Discussant: Aro Velmet
, Assistant Professor of History

Lina Nie, History, “Beyond Military Revolution: The Making of Gunpowder in East Asian Sphere in the 13th century"
Srijita Pal, History, “The War within the War: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the German Army in the First World War”

Nick Derda, American Studies and Ethnicity, “Inventing Safe Sex: Uncertainty, Knowledge, and Sexual Ethics in the Early Years of the AIDS Crisis”

10:50-12:00pm  - Human and Non-Human Relations
Faculty Discussant: Cristina M. Visperas
, Assistant Professor of Communication

Hamsini Sridharan, Communication, and Pam Perrimon, Communication “On the Interent, no one Knows if you are a bird”

Simogne Hudson, Communcation, “Prison Payphones: A Timeline of Carceral Telephony"
Nick Earhart, English, “The Poetics of the Los Angeles River”

12:10-1:00pm - 
Tech Workers and Tech work
Faculty Discussant: Colin Maclay,
Research Professor of Communication

Kyooeun Jang, Communication, “Challenging the Politics of Categories: Towards A New Grammar of Content Policy for the Metaverse"

Rohan Grover, Communication, “Encoding Privacy: How tech workers shape privacy regulations"

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