Kristin Shrader-Frechette and grad students bring socially engaged HPS to HSS/PSA 2014

Author: Jessica Baron

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ND HPS faculty member Kristin Shrader-Frechette (pictured) and 4 grad students will present their work on "Socially Engaged HPS" on Thursday, November 6th, from 7-8:30 pm, at the biennial HSS-PSA meeting in Chicago. They will be part of the line-up at the Joint Caucus for Socially Engaged Philosophers and Historians of Science (JCSEPHS) event titled Activities for Social Engagement. 

All 4 of these ND students, on the  program, did the work (that they are presenting at HSS/PSA) during Dr. Shrader-Frechette's grad HPS course last semester, "Philosophy of Science and Public Policy." Except for one person, every student from this class is getting an HPS publication from this class work.  In fact, 3 papers have already been refereed and accepted for publication!  

ND Presenters on Socially Engaged HPS at HSS/PSA:

  • Dustin Crummett, "How to Protect Same-Sex Couples from Flawed Science and Discrimination Regarding Adoption"
  • Christopher Glueck, "How to Protect Children from Flawed Science about Brain-Damaging Pesticides"
  • Kristin Shrader-Frechette, "How to Do 'Liberation Science' to Protect Children, Minorities, Poor People, and Blue-Collar Workers"
  • Emily Spencer, "How to Protect Victims of Racism from Flawed Science"
  • Rebecca Thomas, "How to Protect Poor, Minority Victims from Flawed Science at Superfund Sites"