Science Studies

 

Domestication is not merely an ancient art, applied once in the past, and replicated today.  It is an intuiton applied and re-invented very much in the present. An important part of our work will be devoted to understanding what qualities laboratory scientists look for when they 'design' a domestic salmon, or the skills that a reindeer herder might use to attract reindeer back to a camp after they have 'gone wild'. We will also investigate the unique and often controversial relationships created when governments seek to manage nature. Science studies will be conducted in Alaska, Fennoscandia, and the Russian Federation.