a note about Courses in 2017-2018

I will not be teaching classes or holding regular office hours during the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 terms this school year.  Instead, with generous support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities Society of Scholars fellowship, I will be working full time on my book manuscript.  If you need to contact me in the meantime, please send me an email (scram@uw.edu).  I will still be on campus regularly and am happy to schedule meetings with students.  In the Spring, I will be teaching two classes.  For general information about each, please see last year's syllabi below (some readings and assignments will be changed for the Spring 2018 term).


Syllabi from previous classes


Recent Student Work

Students in my Winter 2016 and 2017 Science, Technology, and Society classes worked with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility to create a series of short podcasts for the series Down by the River: Stories of Hanford.  Their podcasts cover a variety of issues related to weapons production and cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State--from nuclear secrecy to workers safety to long-term waste management.  Together, their work informs two episodes in the series--Episode 4: Blurring the Line Between Science and Science Fiction and Episode 5: Concerns of Future Generations.   You can listen to their podcasts here, or by searching for Down by the River on iTunes, Soundcloud, or YouTube.  Enjoy!