Crafting a Career in STS: Meaning Making, Assessment, and Interdisciplinary Engagement

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Field Value
Title Crafting a Career in STS: Meaning Making, Assessment, and Interdisciplinary Engagement
Creator Müller, Ruth
Subject STS; feminist science studies;
STS; care; meaning; metrics; evaluation; interdisciplinarity; academic career
Description Drawing on her own biography, Ruth Müller opens her contribution by reminding us of the strong interdisciplinary roots and entanglements of STS as a field, as well as of its emancipatory political agenda. This rich history creates multiple valences for defining the worth of work in our field, ranging from scholarly excellence over successful interdisciplinary collaborative engagement to assembling matters of care and concern. Building on this, she analyzes how current indicatorized career dynamics render it increasingly difficult to derive a sense of meaning from one’s own work that builds on a successful integration of these multiple valences. She calls for developing “standards of our own,” that is, ways of defining quality and processes of accountability that do better justice to the multiple valences of our field. 
Publisher The Society for Social Studies of Science
Date 2017-02-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Reflexive essay / debate contribution
Format application/pdf
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 3 (2017); 84-91
Language eng

Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Ruth Müller

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