2012-2013 Doctoral Colloquia

The doctoral colloquium is a student-run colloquium that enables graduate students to try out grant proposals, present dissertation chapters, give practice job talks, discuss issues of professional development, and hear visiting speakers. The colloquium usually meets on Mondays at 4:00-5:30pm in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201) on those Mondays when there is no scheduled Klopsteg lecture.

Jaimie Morse (Sociology) coordinated meetings and events for 2012-13.

FALL 2012

October 1

Welcome, planning session for the year, and feedback session on student work in progress

October 15


October 29

Special session @NOON with Mark Largent (MSU; former AAAS Fellow at the National Science Foundation) and others TBA; tentative theme: "What can science studies contribute to science policy?"

October 30

Mark Largent lunch with graduate students (to be confirmed)

November 19

no meeting (week of Thanksgiving)

December 3

reading group


January 14

Two practice job talks
3:30-5pm, Lukas Rieppel & 5-6:30pm Kirsten Leng

January 28

Open/feedback on student work in progress

February 4

Julie Livingston (History, Rutgers University)
“The Sensory Ethic of Care in Botswana's Cancer Ward”
**co-sponsored by SHC and the Program of African Studies

March 4

reading group


April 8

Open/feedback on student work in progress

April 29

Open/feedback on student work in progress

May 13

Special session @ NOON with Angela Creager (Princeton); tentative theme: "How to speak to a science audience as a STS scholar"

May 20

reading group