Brown Bag Lecture: Understanding the Experiences and Meanings of Disability in STEM

Lunchtime Lectures
Monday, October 23, 2017
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Join us for a Brown Bag Lecture by Jessica Martucci, a research fellow in the Institute’s Center for Oral History.

This talk will begin to analyze the interviews collected by the Center for Oral History’s ongoing Scientists with Disabilities Project. Data from in-depth interviews with a dozen individuals who identify with a wide spectrum of disabilities, experiences, career trajectories, and STEM fields will be presented and analyzed. The presentation will focus on the project’s central question:  how do researchers, students, technicians, and engineers with disabilities experience, navigate, and adapt the material and cultural environments of technoscience?

About the Speaker

Jessica Martucci (PhD, MBE) is a research fellow in the Institute’s Center for Oral History where she leads the Scientists and Disability Project. She is also a postdoctoral fellow in advanced biomedical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America (University of Chicago Press, 2015), examines the history and implications of the back-to-the-breast movement in the 20th century. 

About the Series

Brown Bag Lectures (BBLs) are a series of (mostly) weekly, informal talks on the history of chemistry or related subjects, including the history and social studies of science, technology, and medicine. Based on original research (sometimes still in progress), these talks are given by local scholars for an audience of the Institute staff and fellows and interested members of the public.