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Building on the ETHOS Lab theme for 2019 “Decelerate”, this discussion focuses on Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and First Nations’ approaches to data production on environmental contamination from the oil industry in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Blacker’s work explores a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous toxicologists, focusing on the intentional deceleration that took place in this collaboration in order to allow incompatible forms of data and knowledge to speak to one another.
Sarah Blacker is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich. She received her PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2015, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Her research examines the production and circulation of scientific knowledge about the relation between environmental contamination, racialization, and health inequalities in Canada.