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Field Notes: ACP 2017 Public Event
Start Date: 10/24/2017Start Time: 12:15 PM
End Date: 10/24/2017End Time: 1:30 PM

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Field Notes presented by Yanna Lambrinidou, Timothy Neale and Tyson Vaughan


Yanna Lambrinidou, PhD, is affiliate faculty in Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech and founder of the nonprofit children's environmental health organization Parents for Nontoxic Alternatives. As a resident of Washington DC, Yanna experienced first-hand the District's lead-in-water crisis of 2001-2004. Since 2007, she has conducted extensive investigative, ethnographic, and public policy research on lead in drinking water nationally, including lead in water in US schools.

Timothy Neale's research bridges the fields of human geography and cultural anthropology, addressing questions of how knowledge practices - Indigenous, settler and otherwise - are mobilised and transformed in relation to environments. Neale's doctoral project, for example, focused on the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld), examining how questions of belonging, sustainability and development were articulated through the controversial law in far north Queensland. Since then, Neale has been engaged in a major funded research project examining practices of measuring, modeling and mitigating bushfire and flood risk. Neale’s present research focuses are settler-indigenous politics, the anthropology of natural hazards and environmental governance, and environmentalism.

Tyson Vaughan is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C. During his fellowship he is stationed at the Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise (CPCX) in the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Dr. Vaughan studies public collaboration with experts in disaster recovery and community resilience, the social construction of expertise, and public engagement with science & technology. Much of his research is ethnographically grounded in the context of post-disaster recovery in Japan.

He is currently preparing a monograph for the Inside Technology Series from MIT Press and co-editing a volume for the Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster Series from UPenn Press. The edited collection, _Quotidian Anthropocene: Reconfiguring Environments in Urbanizing Asia_, examines the ways that micro-scale practices and macro-scale sociotechnical and environmental change are co-produced throughout urbanizing, disaster-prone, Anthropocenic Asia. The monograph, _Reconstructing Expertise: Participatory Recovery Planning in Post-Disaster Japan_, analyzes the reconstruction of post-disaster communities and the concomitant social construction of disaster recovery expertise. The research was supported by a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship.

Dr. Vaughan has also spoken at a series of meetings on science and risk communication around radiation safety and public health in Fukushima, sponsored by the IAEA. This involvement has led him to examine locally situated rationalities and practices in the face of profound uncertainty by lay residents, physicians, and scientific experts. Furthermore, Dr. Vaughan has studied public participation in scientific research (a.k.a. “citizen science”), participatory recovery planning in his native New Orleans (post-Katrina), and the aftermath of industrial mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan.

He received a PhD in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University in 2014 and a BA in English (creative writing) from Stanford University in 2002.

Contact Information:
Name: Scott Knowles
Email: sgk23@drexel.edu
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