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Sociology of Work and Organizations
Oregon State University
Cognition, conceptual change, situated cognition
University of Michigan
Rhetorics of science and technology, genre theory, discourse analysis
I'm a lecturer of technical communication in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, where my pedagogical interests lie in communication within the fields of aerospace, biomedical, and chemical engineering and in the first-year and capstone design experiences.
I have research interests in rhetorics of science and technology, genre theory, and discourse analysis, and I continually seek to translate material from this work into pedagogical tools to improve communication practices in engineering, particularly within the design-build-test cycle.
Alumni Distinguished Professor, Science and Technology Studies
Engineering Studies, STS, Cultural Anthropology
I conduct comparative historical ethnographies of techno-national formation in engineering, tracing the contested emergence of dominant images and practices of engineers. Drawing on the findings, I also frame practices of critical participation to help engineers become better critical analysts of their own knowledge, expertise, identities, and commitments.
Universidad de los andes
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Environmental Sociology, STS, Energy, Risk
Alternative Energy Systems (esp. geothermal energy), Environmental Sociology, Ignorance and the Knowledge Society, Real World Experiments and Environmental Innovation, Restoration and Contamination, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Engineering, Theories of Nature-Culture Relations
Engineering Education, Engineering Studies
Dr. Jesiek's research interests are focused on the epistemological, social, and historical dimensions of engineering and computing, with emphasis on subjects related to engineering education, global engineering, and computer engineering.
Honorary Research Associate
University of Cape Town
engineering studies, transport planning, traffic engineering, STS, material semiotics
I am interested in how ways of valuing work in engineering practices, either influencing or being influenced by them. My empirical site of interest is traffic engineering in the global South, and in the valuing of human rights within those practices. I'm specifically interested in how safety, equity and respect for the person are practised within contemporary engineering, or not.
My current research focuses on the historical case of an 'unfinished' freeway in Cape Town, South Africa and I am writing about how ways of valuing that freeway were explicitly, implicitly or sometimes elusively embedded, embodied of circulating in engineering practices over time.
This case has also piqued my interest in the transfer of traffic engineering practices between the global North (specifically the US) and the South.
Engineering workforce diversity, women in engineering
Associate Professor and Director
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
STS, Engineering Studies, Engineering Education, Design
Engineering professional and educational reform, engineering and liberal arts integration, interdisciplinary design education, ethics and social justice, engineering for development, engineering militarism
University of Missouri-Columbia
STS, Sociology, innovation studies
I study technoscientific innovations in medicine and health, particularly their entanglements with transnational and postcolonial transformations. I triangulate information obtained through oral histories, interviews, personal archives, etc. with those available in scientific publications to explore processes and contexts of innovation.
Associate Structural Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
Philosophy of Engineering, Engineering Ethics
Intentionality of engineering practice, virtue ethics, practical judgment (phronesis), narrative thinking
Norwegian University of Science and Technology