Current Northwestern graduate students in any department or program who are interested in exploring the reciprocal relations between the humanities and the sciences, medicine, and technology are invited to become Science Studies Graduate Affiliates. These students are invited to:

  • Attend the weekly Klopsteg lecture series, which usually meets on Monday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall, Room 201).
  • Participate in the Science Studies Doctoral Colloquium and reading group, a student-run colloquium, which meets three or four times a quarter (in place of the Klopsteg lecture) so that students can discuss grant proposals, present dissertation chapters, practice job talks, go over issues of professional development, read key science studies texts, and hear visiting speakers of their own choosing.

In addition, Science Studies Graduate Affiliates are:

  • Invited, whenever funds permit, to apply for up to $400 each year to help defray the costs of presenting a paper at a professional conference on a science studies topic.
  • Invited through a general call from the SHC director to apply, whenever funds permit, for modest financial assistance for research projects.

Current Northwestern graduate students interested in becoming Science Studies Graduate Affiliates should contact the SHC director, at