Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience serves the expanding interdisciplinary field of feminist science and technology studies (STS) by supporting theoretically inventive and methodologically creative scholarship incorporating approaches from critical public health, disability studies, postcolonial studies, queer theory, sci-art, technology and digital media studies, history and philosophy of science and medicine. The editorial board welcomes submissions at any time.

Catalyst is a Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) affiliated journal.  



CFP—Computing in/from the South


Computer expertise involves technical competence, infrastructures, interdependent economies, and distinctive political projects. Yet, most often, computing is examined from Silicon Valley outwards. We seek contributions for this peer-reviewed themed section of Catalyst to foreground how a feminist perspective on technoscience can reverse this polarity by asking, what does computing expertise look like from the South? This issue will highlight the contribution that critical feminist approaches can make to the study of computing outside familiar Silicon Valley narratives by foregrounding the entanglements between bodies and materials that at once produce and obscure alternative narratives of computing, politics and expertise. 

We welcome articles that investigate computing from the standpoint of the South — that is, from a standpoint that begins with conditions of life outside the presumed model of computing in Silicon Valley and other hegemonic Euro-American centers of IT development— to bring into the purview of sociotechnical analyses computing problems of innovation and extraction, expertise and labor, development and precarity across race, ethnicity, gender, ability, cultural capital, and class.

Submission Deadline (extended): Saturday, June 30, 2018 (abstracts only)

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