Labor Tech Research Network

Founding board member of the Labor Tech Research Network, established in 2021, an international and interdisciplinary group of 300 plus leading scholars of labor and technological change.

POLER Research Group

The Polar Observatory Lab for Ethnographic Research (POLER) is a research group of scholars and technicians interested in remote sensing in extreme conditions. While the Arctic has been identified as a site of critical importance in the ongoing search for answers to grand challenge questions of climate change and ocean acidification, the extreme conditions and…

The Instrumented Ocean

This ethnographic project collected interviews and observations inside the groundbreaking US Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The work is contextualized via archival and historiographic resources from oceanographic institutions, professional societies and historians of ocean science. The research fundamentally addresses the concomitant relationship between innovation (e.g. imagining, planning, constructing, operating) and degeneration (e.g. down-scaling, breakdown, failure, repair)….

Recipes for Technoutopia: On Hospitality and Infrastructure as Experimental Performance. Handbook on Art, Science and Technology Studies.

(forthcoming) Steinhardt, S.B. Recipes for Technoutopia: On Hospitality, Hope and Infrastructure as Experimental Performance. Rogers, Halpern, Hannah, de Ridder-Vignone (Eds.) Handbook of Art, Science and Technology. Routledge Press. (in press). Presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting for the Society of the Social Study of Science (4S) in New Orleans, September 2019. invited presenter at the…

Matters of Emergenc/y: Breakdown, Crisis and the Production of Scientific Knowledge

Center for Gender in a Global Context February 28, 2020 Environmental crisis, financial crisis, states of emergency and urgency: crisis forms the backdrop of contemporary debates about the role of science and technology in society. Sharing her ethnographic fieldwork in oceanographic and climate-oriented research endeavors over the better part of the last decade, Stephanie will…

Mowed Over: Community Governance of Public Space. Maintainers III.

Moderator of panel “Mowed Over: Community Governance of Public Space” at Maintainers III: Policy, Practice and Care conference October 7-9 in Washington, D.C.  More information available here. The goal of this workshop is to create a conversation among policy makers, activists and researchers about the different ways communities take on maintenance and stewardship responsibilities for…

Technoscience in the Era of #metoo and the Science March. Journal of Communication

Steinhardt, S. (2019). ‘Technoscience in the era of #MeToo and the science march’. JCOM 18 (04), C03. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040303. Feminist technoscience theory offers perspectives for science communication that both question common narratives and suggests new narratives. These perspectives emphasize issues of ethics and care often missing from science communication. They focus on questions of what is…