Thursday 14 November (limited seats)
ETHOS Lab (room 3A30)
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
2300 Copenhagen S
Building on the ETHOS Lab theme for 2019 “Decelerate”, this discussion focuses on Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and First Nations’ approaches to producing evidence of 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 in-commensurable forms of data and knowledge to speak to one another.
Sarah Blacker is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD from the University of Alberta in 2015, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin from 2015-2018. More recently she was a Lecturer at the Munich Center for Technology in Society at the Technical University of Munich. Her research examines the production and circulation of scientific knowledge about the relation between environmental contamination, racialization, and health inequalities in Canada.