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Current Post-Doctoral Fellows

Sarah Carson

Sarah Carson

SHC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2019-2021
Department of History

Areas of Interest
History of South Asia; Environmental History; Science and Technology Studies; History of Meteorology and Climate; Pluralistic and Vernacular Knowledges

Biography
Sarah Carson (Ph.D. September 2019, Princeton University) is a historian of modern South Asia studying the intersections between forecasting technologies, weather reasonings, and state-society relations. Her research charts the particular history of the India Meteorological Department alongside economic, social, and atmospheric developments in the South Asian region to argue for the centrality of “nature” to the politics of imperialism and nationalism. Sarah’s related interests include astrological knowledges, global environmental science, histories of bureaucracy, and narratives of environmental change. During her time with SHC, Sarah will be expanding her dissertation “Ungovernable Winds” into a book examining the connections between weather knowledges and state power in India, and engaging questions surrounding the scientific invention of “the tropics” and the role played by weather in everyday public life. She will also begin work on her next book project, which will explore the cultures of the postcolonial earth and environmental sciences in India and Pakistan, using oral history to complement the fragmentary textual archives currently available.

Courses Taught
History 392-0-2 The History of Predicting the Future (Winter 2020); History 275-2 History of Modern Science and Medicine (Spring 2020)

Madeleine Pape

Madeleine Pape

SHC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2019-2021
Department of Sociology

Areas of Interest
Gender; Science and Technology Studies; Women's Health; Sport; Feminist Biology

Biography
Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019). Dr Pape is also a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology . Her research examines how scientists and policy-makers pursue scientific and medical knowledge about biological sex, with a focus on international sport and women's health research in the United States. As part of this work, she also considers how feminists debate the biological basis of sex and its relationship to gender. Dr Pape is an Olympian who competed for Australia in track-and-field in the 800m.

Courses Taught
Gender, Health, and Illness (Medical Sociology) (Winter 2020); Feminist Approaches to Science and Technology (Sociology of Science) (Spring 2020)

Publications
Pape, M. 2019. “Gender Segregation and Trajectories of Organizational Change: The Underrepresentation of Women in Sports Leadership.” Gender & Society. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0891243219867914

Pape, M. 2019. “Expertise and Nonbinary Bodies: Sex, Gender, and the Case of Dutee Chand.” Body & Society. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1357034X19865940

Henne, K. and M. Pape. 2018. “Dilemmas of Gender and Global Sports Governance: An Invitation to Southern Theory.” Sociology of Sport Journal 35(3): 216-225.

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