Assistant Professor, ISAT

yorker@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D. in Communication (Science Studies), University of California-San Diego (Focus areas: Science and Technology Studies, Feminist Science Studies, Cultural Studies of Technology and Innovation)
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Chicago
  • B.A. with Honors, English Language & Literature, University of Chicago
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics
  • Science and engineering pedagogy for critically engaged practitioners
  • Societal dimensions of emerging technologies
  • Ethics, responsibility, and social justice in practices of knowledge production & commodification
  • The political economy of high-tech innovation
  • The political economy of higher education
  • Science and technology governance
  • Multi-modal communication and comics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Big data
  • Popular science & science communication
  • Science Fiction
Experience
  • 10 years industry experience in software development, database programming, and project management
  • Conducted 4-year ethnography of a nanoengineering lab
  • 2014 Visiting Fellow, Innovation Society Today, Technical University Berlin
  • 2014 Convener, Comics Studies Research Group, funded by the UCSD Center for the Humanities
  • 2013 Visiting Scholar, Science and Justice Research Center, University of California-Santa Cruz

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