Participation of W-STEM in the Westermarck Society’s annual Sociology Days 2021

Mervi Heikkinen (University of Oulu) will participate in the working group “Science, Technology and Society” at the Westermarck Society’s annual Sociology Days 2021. The 2021 conference will be held on the 11th and 12th March at the University of Helsinki – partly in a virtual form, partly in place, according to prevailing circumstances.

The Working Group will cover a wide range of interesting and timely Science and Technology Studies topics:
Day 1 (11th March):

  1. Expectations of safety in the discourse of autonomous vehicles; Tuisku Salonen, (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), Mika Nieminen (VTT), Nina Rilla (VTT)
  2. The Powers of Uncertainty in Telecare; Joni Jaakola (University of Turku)
  3. Care within everyday practices of meat eating; Outi Koskinen (University of Helsinki)
  4. Following Cellular Journeys: Morality and Ethics of Biogenetics in Tissue Donation; Ronja Tammi (University of Helsinki, Tampere University)
  5. The deficiency of human reproductive biology in fertility treatment practices; Elina Helosvuori (Tampere University)
  6. When craft kicks back: Embryo culture as knowledge production in the context of the transnational fertility industry; Riikka Homanen (Tampere University), Elina Helosvuori (Tampere University)

Day 2 (12th March):

  1. Conceptualizations of gender and hormone-associated chronic pain in endometriosis and migraine; Maria Temmes (Asian University for Women) and Venla Oikkonen (Tampere University)
  2. The SAGA for the sustainable development – intersectional gender advancement in STEM; Mervi Heikkinen (University of Oulu) et al.
  3. The boundary-work of impact; Olli Tiikkainen (University of Helsinki)
  4. Faces of masking – an experimental take on metaphorical story telling in the pandemic process; Annerose Böhrer (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), Marie-Kristin-Döbler (University of Thübingen), Heta Tarkkala (University of Helsinki)
  5. SARS-COV 2 and the probiotic turn; Giampietro Gobo (Università degli studi di Milano)
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