This essay is composed of clips from an interview conducted by Angela Okune and James Adams in which Dr. Kris Peterson, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCI, discusses the role of STS in her current research while also commenting on the state of STS scholarship in West Africa and at UCI.
This PECE essay helps to answer the following STS Across Borders analytic questions:
CONDITIONS: What external conditions have influenced this STS formation?
INFRASTRUCTURES: What scholarly infrastructure has supported this STS formation?
EVENTS: What events have marked the development of this STS formation?
PROJECTS: What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?
ENGAGEMENTS: How has the work of this STS formation moved beyond the university?
TOPICS: What topics have been prominent in this STS formation in different periods?
FUTURES: How is the future of this STS formation envisioned?
This essay is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa." This essay is also part of a broader exhibit on STS at UCI Anthro.