Valerie Olson is an Associate Professor in the University of California, Irvine's Department of Anthropology. With fieldwork conducted in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico, her research and writing are focused on the concepts of "environments" and "systems." She is especially interested in how, on multiple scales, different groups of people are imagining their relationships with their environments and the affects they desire and are capable of having on those environments.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay is part of a broader exhibit on UCI Anthro STS.