Duke FHI Digital Scholarship Workshop w/ Kim Fortun

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 1:30pm

 

Space limited - please sign up here by Wednesday, September 21.

Kim Fortun is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She received her PhD in cultural anthropology from Rice University in 1993 and is author of Advocacy After Bhopal: Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders (Chicago 2001). As co-editor of Cultural Anthropologyfrom 2006-2010, she played a central role in developing the journal's digital presence (seehttp://www.culanth.org/).

Prof. Fortun research and teaching focus on environmental health problems, and on developing ethnography as a way to understand and engage the complexities of the contemporary world. Her research has examined how people in different geographic and organizational contexts understand environmental problems, uneven distributions of environmental health risks, developments in the environmental health sciences, and factors that contribute to, and reduce, vulnerability to environmental risk and disaster. 

For more information on Prof. Fortun's work, including her on-going digital projects, please visit:http://www.fortuns.org/?page_id=3

 

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