Celebration of Leigh Star: Her Work and Intellectual Legacy

San Francisco, September 9th-10th, 2011

Conference Program

Friday September 9, 2011

8:00-9:00 coffee and light breakfast

9:00-9:30 Welcome by the organizers

9:30-10:15 Theme: Boundary Objects

John King: Triangulation from the Margins

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Theme: Boundary Objects

Dick Boland: The Concept of Boundary Objects and the Reshaping of Research in Management and Organization Studies

Cory Knobel: Boundary Objects and Ontic Occlusion

Brian Cantwell Smith: So boundary as to not be an object at all

12:15-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:00 Virtual Speaker: Donna Haraway

14:00-15:30 Theme: Boundary objects

Jim Griesemer: Boundary Crossings, a Heuristic Strategy for STS Research

Rogers Hall & Ka:ren Wieckert: Serving and Abstracting in the Boundary Spanning Work of Statistical Consultants

Sampsa Hyyssalo: Regions of Adjustment: Marginalization and the Quest for Robust Dominance

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:45 Theme: Marginalities and Suffering

Gail Hornstein: Anatomy is Frozen Physiology, or How I Learned to See the Process that is Everywhere

16:45-18:15 Theme: Marginalities and Suffering

Niranjan Karnik: Homeless Youth Suffering: Boundaries and Ecologies of the Invisible

Cheris Kramarae & Jutta Weber: At War with Computers

Katherine Henderson: From Gophers and Folk Art to the Pleasures and Dangers of Standards and Onions: A Journey about Boundaries

Saturday September 10, 2011

8:30-9:30 coffee and light breakfast

9:30-10:30 Theme: Marginalities and Suffering

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa: Ecology, Spirituality and the Infrastructure of Bios: Thinking the Sciences of Soil with Susan Leigh Star

Nina Wakeford: Revisiting Leigh Star's paper "Misplaced Concretism and Concrete Situations: Feminism, Method and Information Technology"

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 Theme: Infrastructure

Ellen Balka: Mapping the Body Across Diverse Information Systems: Shadow Bodies and How They Make Us Human

11:45-12:00 Virtual Speaker: Howard Becker

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Theme: Infrastructure

Lucy Suchman: Remote Control: Asymmetric Entanglements of Bodies and Machines

Eevi Beck: Thundering Silence: Residuality and Theory

Kjeld Schmidt: Reflections on the Visibility and Invisibility of Work

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Theme: Infrastructure

Jane Summerton: Voices from the Margins: Toward an Understanding of Exclusions, Disadvantage and Other Issues of Social Equity in Transport Infrastructures

Janet Ceja Alcala: Residual Categories and Becoming a Minority

Martha Lampland: Formalizing Practices

17:00 Sendoff