Professor honored for work introducing gender and feminist theory into social science studies

Sharon Traweek, associate professor of gender studies and history in the UCLA College, has received the Bernal prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science. The prize was awarded in recognition of Traweek’s internationally recognized work and in particular her pioneering methods helped to introduce ethnography, cultural analysis, gender and feminist theory into social science studies, all while providing exceptional mentorship to younger scholars in the field.

Traweek teaches and conducts research on 20th and 21st century “technosciences,” attending to their embodied gendered performance of subject formation of expertise, knowledge crafting, migration and narrative practices, including their strategic engagements with the global political economies in which they are embedded.

Her ethnographic, archival and theoretical work is informed by feminist epistemology and science studies, plus debates about affect, governmentality, intersectionality, performance and practice. Traweek is now engaged in or advising research collaborations based in Denmark, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom

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Government Needs To Provide More Funding For Skills Development – Professor Bugaje.

Professor Idris Muhammad Bugaje is the Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic, until his appointment, he was the Director General of the National Research Institute For Chemical Technology (NARICT) Zaria. In this exclusive Interview with ISAIAH BENJAMIN and NONYE EKWENUGO, he bares his mind on series of issues, the need for skills development in the country, the Ajaokuta – Kaduna- Kano (AKK) gas project, polytechnic measures in place to contain covid-19 and how he has been able to transform the institution within the past 3 years and his future plans for the institution.

Excerpts:

As the Rector of the Polytechnic, can you tell us how it has been since your assumption of office in 2017?

I assumed office in October 2017 as Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic and  it has not been very easy in the last 3 years, but thank God, we have been able to resolve many of the challenges.

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