I am a PhD candidate in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech. I also have a M.S. degree in systems engineering and an extensive background in designing/implementing programs and tools for primarily U.S. government policy makers.
My research interests include Indigenous science (IK, TEK), climate science, expertise, and how the normative Western culture/practice/discourse of science and engineering intersect those topic areas. My dissertation centers on understanding the similarities and differences of these two culturally driven practices of science. Specifically I want to explore new ways to work together to modify and interface their forms of expertise in confronting the impacts of climate change.
Cheri Johnson, "Cheri Johnson Collaboration Bio", contributed by Cheri Johnson, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 11 August 2020, accessed 8 June 2023. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/cheri-johnson-collaboration-bio
This is my collaboration bio as of Aug 11, 2020. I created this artifact to share with fellow participants in advance of the 6S pre-conference workshop. The full essay of collaboration bios can be found here."