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Shannon Cram presents her work on nuclear politics and policy

IAS faculty member Shannon Cram presented a paper about her current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Life and the Politics of Impossibility, at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in Chicago in April.

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Shannon Cram presents research on remediation at Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram was invited to the University of Michigan's Science, Technology, and Society Program where she presented her research to the Science and Technology Studies Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop and gave a guest lecture in Dr. Gabrielle Hecht's "Global Nuclear Proliferation" class.  For both events ...

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IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

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Six IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the fall 2016 funding round.  Shannon Cram received a research fellowship as a member of the Society of Scholars to complete her book manuscript, “Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility.”  José FustéJade Power-Sotomayor, and Dan Berger were all awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships.   Fusté and Jade Power-Sotomayor will work on “The Bomba Wiki Project: Oral, Aural, and Corporeal History and Community-Making through Bomba Music and Dance,” while Berger will ...

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Shannon Cram publishes and speaks on nuclear energy, work, and politics

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram published "Living in Dose: Nuclear Work and the Politics of Permissible Exposure" in Public Culture.  Informed by her ethnographic and policy work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Cram's article traces the historical development and embodied practice of "permissible dose" in U.S. nuclear industry.  She considers the deeply political ways that worker exposure facilitates nuclear production and examines how "safe" has become synonymous with "safe enough" at Hanford.  She also ...

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Science, Technology, and Society Class Collaborates with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility to Produce Podcasts

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram's Science, Technology, and Society class collaborated with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility to create podcasts for its series, Down by the River: Stories of Hanford.

Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation produced weapons-grade plutonium for more than forty years and is now the site of the world's largest and most expensive environmental cleanup.

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