In this episode, Alison Kenner speaks to Max Liboiron. Dr Liboiron is Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University, where she directs Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), a feminist, anti-colonial marine science laboratory that specializes in grassroots environmental monitoring of plastic pollution. Their in-progress manuscript builds on this work to articulate pollution as a form of colonialism. Liboiron also runs Discard Studies, an interdisciplinary hub for research on waste and wasting and is the Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) at Memorial University.
Technoscience is a new initiative supported by the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) to share the exciting work being done in science and technology studies (or STS) with wider audiences who are curious about the field. In this podcast series you will hear interviews with STS scholars about a range of issues, including what the field means to them, some of its big debates, and what its future might yet be. Technoscience is produced by Laura Foster and Timothy Neale, with support from Aadita Chaudhury, Konstantin Georgiev, Teresa Hoard-Jackson, Duygu Kasdogan, Alison Kenner, and Juan Francisco Salazar. Music by Young Fellaz Brass Band (instagram: @youngfellazbrassband).