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[STS Lunch Seminar] Endangered Species Politics // Caleb Scoville

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Oct 23, 2020, 12 – 1:15pm EDT

Legal protections of the delta smelt, a small endangered fish found only in the center of California's water system, have made the species a central player in the American West's so-called "water wars." In this talk, Caleb Scoville (Tufts Sociology) follows the dynamic interplay of disparate conceptions of nature immanent in extractive infrastructure, science, law and the public sphere to show how environmental change mediates social conflicts, often in unexpected ways.

BuildingOff Campus
Campus: Off Campus
City: Off Campus
Location Details: STS Lunch Seminar meets online via Zoom. Contact for details.
Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences, University-wide
Event Sponsor: Science, Technology, and Society
Open to Public: Yes