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Science in the Eye of the Storm: A History of US-American “Social Science Disaster Research" 1949-89
Start Date: 11/15/2018Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 11/15/2018End Time: 1:50 PM

Event Description

How do human beings react to disaster? During the Cold War, several newly founded U.S.-American “social science disaster research groups” attempted to answer this question. In this lecture, I will elaborate on their research goals and scientific practices, as well as on their research findings, focusing on the role that global power relations and social inequalities played on all dimensions of knowledge production.

About the Speaker
Cécile Stephanie Stehrenberger, PhD, University of Erfurt, received her PhD from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) for a dissertation on the Spanish gender and colonial politics during the Franco dictatorship. After holding research and teaching positions at the University of Zurich, and the Technical University of Braunschweig, (Germany), she is now a junior fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies in Erfurt, Germany, where she is working on a book project on the history of disaster research.

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Name: Department of History
Phone: 215.895.2463
Stehrenberger portrait cropped
Harry Stern Judaic Studies Seminar Room (302)
Drexel University, Hagerty Lirbary
3300 Market St, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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